Jefferson City house fire could cost $100,000 in damages

1 year 6 months 1 week ago Saturday, March 18 2017 Mar 18, 2017 Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:36:00 AM CDT March 18, 2017 in News
By: Marguerite Seaton, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY — The Jefferson City Fire Department was called Saturday morning at 6:15 a.m. to put out a fire in a multi-family home in the 200 block of Pine Street.

The blaze proved costly — damages are estimated to exceed $100,000.

According to the division chief of training for the department, crews reported heavy fire upon first arrival. However, they confirmed all residents made it out of the fire. Crews were able to extinguish the fire on the second floor.

Three occupants were displaced because of the fire, but no injuries have been reported. The fire is reported to have originated on a second floor deck in the rear of the residential building. The cause is being investigated. 

This is the second recent fire in Jefferson City that occupants were able to safely escape due to working smoke detectors. The Jefferson City Fire Department would like to remind everyone that now is the time to replace your batteries and check your smoke detectors, as a working smoke detector is essential to safety in the event of a fire. 

 

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