Friday, October 5, 2012

Orland Fire District battles fire on Royal Fox Hunt Road

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The Orland Fire District responded to the report of a house fire on Royal Fox Hunt Rd. in early morning hours of Wednesday October 3rd

A 9-1-1 call was received at 04:46 reporting his neighbor’s home was on fire. An initial response of two engines, two trucks, one ambulance, and a chief were dispatched with the first companies arriving within 5 minutes. A working fire response was started by Battalion 1 while responding bringing an additional engine, ambulance, and chief officers. 

The neighbors had also alerted the homeowners of the fire and were able to exit on their own before arrival of the fire dept. Truck 1 arrived and reported fire showing from the side of the house involving the gas meter and from the roof. Firefighters extinguished the fire in the attic and searched the home to assure all occupants were out. Salvage operations done by initial crews protected the homes furnishings while the fire was extinguished and overhauled to find hidden fire. The natural gas fire at the meter continued to burn about an hour with extension controlled by firefighters with a hose line until the arrival of NICORP to stop the flow of gas.  

The fire was handled by Orland Fire companies with 24 firefighters and under control in about twenty five minutes. The homes occupants escaped without injury with fire damage limited to the attic. The origin of fire was outside while the cause is not suspicious or weather related it is still being investigated.