Early Morning Blaze in Ashland

7 years 11 months 4 days ago Wednesday, February 16 2011 Feb 16, 2011 Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:39:51 PM CST February 16, 2011 in Continuous News
By: Hillary Mullin

ASHLAND - Emergency vehicles responded to a house fire early Wednesday around 2 a.m. The fire started in the basement of the house off Joy Street. The homeowner said he and his wife awoke to smoke detectors alerting the couple of the fire.

When the man arrived at the stairwell, he had a little surprise.

"The flames came up the stairwell when he opened the door, it flashed back on him and singed his hair pretty good," officer Brice Nichols of the Southern Boone County Fire District said.

Officials said it took the Southern Boone County Fire District about 15 minutes to put out the blaze. Officials said they still do not know the source of the fire.

 

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