WILLIAMSON – Quick response by the Williamson Fire Department helped contain a house fire around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening on Vinson Street in Williamson.
The 911 call came in at 5:52 p.m. and the first fire trucks arrived on the scene at 5:55 p.m., according to Lt. Matt Hatfield of the Williamson Fire Department (WFD).
“Heavy smoke was coming out of the structure when we arrived,” Lt. Hatfield said. The fire started in the attic of the 2-story wood-framed structure.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the attic; however there was significant water damage to the home.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation but Hatfield believes the origin of the blaze could be electrical.
The house is owned by Josh Clay, who had been remodeling the home which is located at 1214 Vinson Street.
The Chattaroy Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) also responded to the call with mutual aid. The CVFD brought one pumper and a tanker for support of the WFD.
The WFD responded with three pumper fire trucks.
Hatfield said a total of 15 firefighters fought the blaze.
Traffic was blocked on the street while the firemen battled the blaze and then rolled up their hoses afterward.
(Kyle Lovern is the Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)