This afternoon Troy Firefighters responded to a house fire on the North side of town. This fire had apparently been burning and smouldering for quite some time. Neighbors noticed that the windows were blackened and called 9-1-1. Neither of the occupants were home at the time of the fire, but their family pet was in the house. The dog, a black lab, did not survive. The fire was quickly extinguished but it had already done considerable damage. Our Thermal Imaging Cameras were put to good use during the primary search of the building and the overhaul phase. The investigators have found the area of origin and are in the process of determining the cause. Damage will be heavy to both the interior finishing of the residence as well as the contents. The house was built very well as the fire did not penetrate the drywall and therefore the house is still very sound structurally. Damage was set at $35,000 to the structure and $25,000 to the contents. Response was Engine 2, Engine 1, Medic 3, with a total eight personnel, our minimum daily staffing level. Cars 3,1,& 2 also responded. We are also pleased to report that no TFD personnel were injured at this incident.

[This message has been edited by 21TFD (edited February 15, 2000).]

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