MORNING FIRE: Windsor Heights Home Damaged
The cold rainy weather Thursday morning created some challenges for crews out on a morning fire.
Around 8:00 a.m. fire departments from four cities were called to a house fire on 64th Street in Windsor Heights.
No one was home at the time because the homeowners were at work. Their dog was home, but fire fighters were able to rescue her.
The Windsor Heights fire chief was the first on the scene, and says when he got there, smoke and flames were rising rapidly from the house.
Because of the morning’s dreary conditions, they had to attack the fire a little differently than normal.
“Cold, rainy conditions tends to keep the smoke low so we had a lot of smoke obscuring the fire ground, until we got steam conversion water on the fire, and it properly ventilated, then smoke conditions started to dissipate and we got a good stop on the fire,” says Windsor Heights Fire Chief Christopher Cross.
Crews remained on the scene for several hours checking for hot spots and trying to salvage as many of the homeowners’ belongings as possible.
They don’t know what caused the fire yet but early investigation shows it started on the back deck.