Sunday, Mar. 27, 2005
Fayetteville firefighter injured
By LEE WILLIAMS
A Fayetteville firefighter received minor injuries while battling a house fire on Paces Drive Tuesday night.
The firefighter who sprained his ankle during the call has been checked out and is doing OK, Fayetteville Fire Department spokesman Lt. Bill Rieck said.
No other injuries were reported in the home that broke out about 10 p.m.
One resident was inside of the home at the time of the blaze. The occupant managed to escape from the home and call 911, authorities said.
Units of the Fayetteville Fire Department and the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services arrived at the home of Patricia Walker at 175 Paces Drive within minutes of receiving a call for help and found smoke pouring from the two-story structure.
Firefighters entered the home to knock down the flames and in 24 minutes the crew had the fire under control, Rieck indicated.
The fire was contained to an upstairs bedroom, however the majority of the upstairs suffered heat and smoke damage, Rieck said.
Rieck lauded the firefighters who worked feverishly to extinguish the fire.
The responding personnel did an outstanding job containing the fire to the room of origin and minimizing structural fire damage, Rieck said.
The fire is still under investigation, he added.
The cause of the fire and the total estimated damage was unavailable at presstime.
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