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Residential House Fire and Christmas Lighting Safety Reminder

Written by The Bee News

December 12, 2020

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Residential House Fire and Christmas Lighting Safety Reminder

On December 11, 2020, at approximately 09:21 AM, several of our crews were dispatched to a reported structure fire on the 1700 block of Arrowhead Dr. The first arriving crews reported an active fire burning with heavy smoke showing. Battalion Chief Flummer immediately requested a second alarm response through the dispatch center, adding additional resources.  Crews quickly confirmed that all of the occupants had safely evacuated the home and began an aggressive fire attack.  Once the fire was knocked down and under control, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provided a rehab unit for firefighters to cycle through as the overhaul process was taking place. Fire investigator Jones arrived on the scene. After speaking with command, and the occupants of the home he began his investigation confirming with firefighters that the fire appeared to have started in a master bedroom. However, the cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. No injuries were reported during this incident. A request for the Red Cross was made to assist the affected family and their pets.

During the holiday season, we would like to remind all citizens to check their smoke alarms to ensure they are working properly. Also, remember not to overload your homes electrical capability by plugging in an excessive amount of Christmas lights with extension cords. Remember to inspect all cords for any deficiencies such as twisted or exposed wires and never allow the cords to become pinched when in use. If assist is needed or you have additional questions, please call our Community Risk Reduction Division at 928-758-3971.

Responding Units ~ M721, BAT 7, E711, E721, E731, E751 , E761, BAT 9, RH719, M751, M711, FI 707, LTA917


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