|Smoke consumes the rear of a house on Poplar Street. [FCFD]|
|A reader captured the Fire Department response in the early hours of Dec. 16. [Dave Walls]|
There were no civilian injuries. One firefighter sustained a minor injury and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
A resident of the home had discovered the fire after she smelled smoke and then called 911. There was one smoke alarm in the home but it did not activate due to dead batteries. All the occupants had gotten out safely by the time the fire units arrived.
Fire investigators determined the fire was accidental and originated in the floor between the main floor and the basement. The cause was determined to be an “electrical event” involving the wires between the floor joists.