Firefighters did not have to travel far to extinguish a fire Tuesday evening in the city. Dunkirk Fire Department was called to a fire right next door to its headquarters.
Firefighters responded to 307 Eagle St. at 6:13 p.m. and found a large two-and-a-half-story house heavily involved on the first floor. The fire was reported by the occupant who came to headquarters right next door. That resident, along with a second resident, escaped without injury. A third resident was not home at the time of the fire.
"There was a heavy amount of fire when we arrived but it was contained quickly," Lt. Michael Edwards said.
Firefighters used two one-and-three-quarter inch hoses to contain the fire to the first floor. The second floor and the attic experienced smoke damage. The house is not a complete loss, Edwards said.
The fire was under control at 6:30 p.m. and firemen fully extinguished the flames by 7 p.m.
There were no injuries associated with the fire. The Dunkirk Fire Investigation Team is conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire. The Red Cross is assisting the family.
OBSERVER Photo by Chip Riewaldt
A fire in the city of Dunkirk damaged a home at 307 Eagle St. Tuesday evening.
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