Structure Fire


Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire on Free Church Road in the area of Boone Co. the department is under contract to cover. Fire Chief Shoevlin says, "We made an excellent stop on a fire that had the D side exterior involved with it impinging into the attic and roof. We had a great stop of the fire extending into the structure with minimal interior damage. The coordinated attack went extremely well. All crews worked great together. The homeowner is thankful that no one was injured and grateful of all we were able to save and minimize the damage considering the amount of fire that was present upon our arrival. Kuddos to the crew that was able to get the pet dog out of the garage and the crew that went to the second floor to contain the fire after an initial knockdown. Capron Ambulance also helped on scene and was able to give oxygen to the pet dog. Fire Investigator Capt. Ryan Alms believes the fire started in a wood pile along the exterior of the garage and the fire traveled up the wall and into the attic.


Photos by HRFD Photographer Marcia Soppe




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