East Ridge Firefighters Fight House Fire

Friday, November 23, 2012

East Ridge fire and police units were dispatched on Friday, at 10:24 a.m., to a reported structure fire at 1614 Adair Ave. 

The first fire unit arrived and reported heavy smoke showing and declared a “working fire” calling in all off duty firefighters.

No one was at home when firefighters arrived; however, a car was parked in the driveway causing concern that someone may be trapped in the fire. Firefighters began an aggressive interior attack to fight the fire and also performed a primary search to make sure no one was in the house. It was quickly determined that the occupants were accounted for when they returned from shopping and firefighters concentrated on extinguishing the fire.

Fire crews were successful in confining the fire to the room of origin; however, there was some fire spread into the attic and basement areas. The remainder of the home sustained heavy smoke and heat damage.

East Ridge fire/arson investigators determined that the fire was accidental and apparently started in the area of a bathroom ceiling fan. Damage is estimated to be approximately $40,000.

East Ridge fire units responding included Squads 1 and 2, Engines 1and 2, Quint 1, Support 1, Rescues 1 and 2, and Battalion 1. LifeGuard EMS and East Ridge Police also assisted at the scene.


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