None of the six adult occupants of the townhouse were home. Smoke alarms sounding from inside the townhouse alerted a passerby who called 911.
Firefighters found and quickly extinguished a fire in one of the bedrooms. A residential fire sprinkler in the hallway activated and kept the fire in check prior to fire department arrival. The fire sprinkler in the bedroom malfunctioned and did not operate.
In addition, firefighters found and rescued a dog that was in the home. Oxygen treatment was administered by personnel to help revive the dog (see photo in album below).
Fire Investigators responded to the scene to determine the cause of the fire. After investigation and interviews, with two occupants that were at home prior to the fire starting, it was determined that the fire was accidental in nature.
Damages were estimated at $150,000.00 to the structure and $20,000.00 to the contents. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. A total of six adults and one dog have been displaced as a result of the fire.