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Trash fire spreads to house

by From Staff Reports | November 25, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.
Piney Fire Chief Scott Miser stands atop a 70 West fire truck, watching 70 West firefighters put out a fire at 229 Joy Drive on Wednesday. - Photo by Tanner Newton of The Sentinel-Record

Firefighters from 70 West Fire Protection District were dispatched to 229 Joy Drive for a structure fire around 8:51 a.m. Wednesday, according to Fire Chief Autumn Carlisle.

The first arriving engine crew reported that there were flames venting through the roof on the back side of the split-level residence, Carlisle said in an email.

"Firefighters established fire attack, quickly bringing the fire under control, and extinguishing it. The residence was occupied at the time of the fire, all occupants made it out safely," she said.

One resident who was home at the time was evaluated by LifeNet but was not transported. The department responded with two engines and a firefighter, while Piney Fire Department provided mutual aid assistance sending four firefighters. LifeNet crews remained on scene for support for firefighting crews.

Joy Drive was temporarily closed due to a supply line connection across the roadway, Carlisle said. The Red Cross was contacted to aid the residents.

"The fire originated outside the residence and quickly escalated catching siding, eaves, and progressing into the attic," she said.

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