Rector Fire Department Responded to Residential Blaze
The Rector Fire Department responded to a residential fire on West 2nd Street Saturday afternoon, but report no injuries. The initial investigation did not determine the cause of the blaze, which involved personnel from three departments. Preliminary reports noted one of the residents of the home had been smoking in a laundry area a short time earlier, but investigators were unable to determine if this had anything to do with the cause of the fire.
The RFD was summoned to the residence at 1111 West 2nd Street just after 4 p.m. on Saturday on the report of a fire. When they arrived heavy smoke was rolling from the back of the roof, as the blaze had established itself in the attic area.
Rector firefighters, with assistance from Greenway, provided suppression to the blaze, while Marmaduke provided mutual aid for back-up water and personnel. The reports from the department indicated the blaze was brought under control around 5:30.
The home is the property of Pamela Dunn, and was heavily damaged. The report also indicated there was some heat damage to the homes on either side, although firefighters were able to keep the impact to a minimum by applying water to the structures.
Firefighters remained on the scene until 6 p.m. to insure the blaze did not rekindle.