Attic Fire

Photos by Harlem-Roscoe Fire Photographer Sheryl Drost

October 17, 2008

Firefighters from all three stations were rousted from their beds around 2am for a possible house fire on Grove Street in Roscoe. The residents were waiting outside when trucks arrived. Firefighters found the fire where the fireplace chimney flue entered the attic, and quickly had it extinguished. They then overhauled the length of the pipe, breaking into walls, to make sure there was no more fire extension. Fire Investigator Captain Drost reports the cause of this fire was that combustible materials were too close to the fireplace chimney flue pipe where the pipe enters the attic.