May 24,2000
Delta Colorado,
At about 0808 Delta Fire was dispatched to a report of a structure fire,smoke coming from the windows and a roof mounted swamp cooler.First arriving units observed smoke showing from the windows.On scene p.d. alerted fire dept of possible children still in the house.A search then was started as well as a hose team to knock the Fire down.There was a working fire in the laundry room.after fire was knocked down search team was alerted that nobody was in the house all the children were at school.
Investigation showed that the fire started by a iron being left on in the laundry room which melted the weld on the hot water heater bursting the water pipe which kept the fire contained to that area,how ever the rest of the house suffured severe smoke damage.
nobody was injured at the fire.