Fire Response - Central County Fire & Rescue

Fire Response

On June 26 and 27, 2012 Firefighters from Central County Fire and Rescue responded to two structure fires in multi-family buildings in 24 hours.

The first structure fire was on Tuesday, June 26 at 12:24 p.m. at 25 Sugar Maple, Apartment #22 on the third floor.  When fire crews arrived they found heavy black smoke pouring from the third floor apartment. 

When they entered the unit to attack the fire, CCFR firefighters found the kitchen on fire and were able to extinguish the blaze.  The occupant reported putting a pan of grease on the stove just before she began cutting her son’s hair in the bathroom.  She smelled smoke and found the kitchen on fire.  Everyone was able to escape without harm and the fire caused approximately $30,000 dollars in damage.
 
The second fire was on Wednesday, June 27 at 12:13 p.m. at 40 Carson Court.  When CCFR firefighters arrived they found heavy fire on the back of a three family townhome building and requested a 2nd alarm response.  The fire was contained to a deck and the rear side of the building.  Heavy smoke damage was caused on the first floor. 

The occupant reported discarding smoking material out the back door just prior to leaving to go to the store.  Her 11 year old son who was home alone was was the one who noticed the fire and alerted the neighbors. The building was evacuated safely and no one was injured.  The two other families who live in the building were able to return to their homes after the fire was extinguished. Firefighters estimate that the fire caused approximately $25,000 dollars in damage.
 
If you have any questions please contact Assistant Chief Steve Brown at 636.970.9700.