Dormant flames plague residents



“We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.”  ― Tennessee WilliamsThe Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore


Firemen once again pack their gear onto their trucks at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning after being called back to the same site for the same suite  fire. The flames retreated into the roof’s structure and smoldered for a number of hours there before becoming a threat once again to sleeping tenants.

Local firefighters were called back to the scene of a fire early Friday morning when a cooking pot filled with oil overheated and burst into flames.

The first call to the fourth story suite was around 1 a.m. and the responding firemen thought they had contained and controlled the blaze at that time.

 A second call for assistance was placed four hours later to the same suite and location when the flames reappeared once again and began to destroy the roof of the complex.

Residents n the building were once again forced to venture outside in the rain and wait until it was safe to re-enter their units.

No one was injured during both incidents and the only casualty was a micro wave oven that melted in the affected suite.

A few tenants grumbled and complained and raised accusations that the fire crew had botched the job the first time.

The incident is currently under investigation. 

The five residences comprising the site were updated last year about this time and the roof and other fixtures replaced and repaired.

The older wooden supports would have turned the residence into a veritable tinder box. — gc



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Quote of the week: Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. --- Dennis Prager

7 Comments on Dormant flames plague residents

  1. I’m sorry about the fire, but I hardly think it’s correct to blame firefighters, even though that is usually the first thought. My grandson is a firefighter, so you see why I think this. I know he is the sweetest guy and would never cause harm.🤷🏽‍♀️

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    • Some folks are just crabby and disgruntled. They cannot appreciate the seriousness nor the dangerous side of life that firemen face. They are folks who have a narrow view of reality. If they are inconvenienced then the world is wrong. Well too bad. Two thumbs up to your grandson for putting his life on the line to save others. Sometimes fires are devious and develop a character all their own. Thank you for writing.


  2. Those of us in the UK would describe the initial blaze as a chip pan fire. The difficulty for the fire-fighters was spotting something smouldering behind another intact structure. Thankfully no one was hurt.


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