Firefighters work many blazes
Published 7:00 am Friday, June 20, 2014
Volunteer firefighters worked several fires over the past weekend and another Monday morning.
According to a press release from Fire Marshal Albert Lee, the first call came in at 1:43 p.m. on Saturday, where volunteer firefighters were sent to a home located at 246 Barrett Rd.
Personnel from Nicholson, Pine Grove and Southeast Volunteer Fire Departments responded, finding the home had already burned to the ground. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, the release states.
That same night, just before 10 p.m., firefighters with Derby Whitesand, Crossroads and Amacker Town Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a fully involved structure fire at 113 Whitesand Road. When they arrived, the structure was already a total loss. Investigation into the cause determined an out of control bonfire caught the structure on fire. The release states the owners planned to demolish the structure. The cause of the fire was listed as accidental, the release states.
Sunday morning just before 2, personnel with the Nicholson Volunteer Fire Department were sent to Nicholson Elementary in reference to a vehicle on fire. When they arrived they found the vehicle fully involved, the release states. The cause of that fire was listed as accidental.
Sunday evening just after 5, firefighters with Nicholson, Pine Grove and Southeast Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a fire at 117 Clint Mitchell Rd., where they found a mobile home fully involved. An investigation conducted after the fire was extinguished determined the cause to be accidental. The structure was being used for storage at the time of the fire.
Monday morning at about 7:20 firefighters with Henleyfield, Pine Grove and Southeast Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a fully involved brick home at 63 Boone Rd. Firefighters arrived to find the roof had fallen in due to the flames, but the occupants of the home had been able to escape safely. The release states the fire started due to an electrical malfunction.
No injuries were reported as a result of any of the fires.