Gander Fire/Rescue knock down house fire
Gander Fire/Rescue was able to save a home on Blackwood Drive Oct. 2; however, chief Paul Fudge says fire and smoke damage will prevent it from being livable for some time.
The department received the call at approximately 11 a.m. and responded with appropriate resources.
With smoke coming from the house, members in heavy bunker gear and breathing apparatuses entered the building through a side entrance to try to locate the source of the flames.
With no one in the house, Fudge said the successful search led the department members to the furnace room in the basement.
“The fire was contained to the room in the basement – it did punch through the floor in one area and extended out through the side of the house,” said Fudge.
“We had one crew inside with a hose line and another crew on the back of the home with a hose line trying to prevent the fire from getting into the eaves.”
In total, Fudge said, the response and knock down was completed in less than hour.
Members of Gander Fire/Rescue entered a smoke-filled home on Blackwood Drive on Oct. 2, and traced the fire to the furnace room.