Georgia Firefighters Knock House Fire

The Gastonia Fire Department responded with one rescue company, three ladder companies, two engine companies and two battalion chiefs to the 1500 block of Collinston Drive for a reported house fire Monday, June 21. The incident was called in by a UPS...


type='node' cid='384293' />The Gastonia Fire Department responded with one rescue company, three ladder companies, two engine companies and two battalion chiefs to the 1500 block of Collinston Drive for a reported house fire Monday, June 21. The incident was called in by a UPS delivery person.

Crews found heavy smoke showing from a single-story residential structure. A quick entry was made by fire personnel, who knocked down the fire within minutes.

A total of 22 fire personnel were used to fight this fire. type='node' cid='384293' />The Gastonia Fire Department responded with one rescue company, three ladder companies, two engine companies and two battalion chiefs to the 1500 block of Collinston Drive for a reported house fire Monday, June 21. The incident was called in by a UPS delivery person. The Gastonia Fire Department arrived to find heavy smoke showing from a single-story residential structure. A quick entry was made to the structure by fire personnel, who knocked down the fire within minutes. A total of 22 fire personnel were used to fight this fire. type='node' cid='384293' />The Gastonia Fire Department responded with one rescue company, three ladder companies, two engine companies and two battalion chiefs to the 1500 block of Collinston Drive for a reported house fire Monday, June 21. The incident was called in by a UPS delivery person. The Gastonia Fire Department arrived to find heavy smoke showing from a single-story residential structure. A quick entry was made to the structure by fire personnel, who knocked down the fire within minutes. A total of 22 fire personnel were used to fight this fire. There was extensive damage to the small, wood-framed structure. Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire to be an electrical short where a multi-plug adaptor was plugged into an extension cord in the living room area of the house. Damage estimates are $25,000. There are no injuries to report. The residents were not at home at the time of the fire.