At 5:51 a.m. the first 911 call came into dispatchers form the homeowner who reported a fire and black smoke pouring from the attic of his home. The first arriving firefighters found all of the occupants safely outside and smoke coming from the one-and-a-half story house. Flames were extending toward a neighboring structure.
Ladder Company 9 cut large holes in the roof to ventilate all of the hot gases and smoke out of the attic. Firefighters initiated an aggressive attack and were able to contain the flames to the original home’s attic. It took 10 minutes to completely extinguish the flames.
Fire Investigators determined the electrical wiring in the attic overheated and ignited adjacent wood ceiling joists. The damage estimate is $40,000 to the structure and $20,000 to the contents.
There were no reported injuries.