Firefighters Rescue Two Dogs from Home Fire
PFA was dispatched to reports of a flames coming from the side of home on the 1700 block of Laporte Ave. at 4:27 p.m. yesterday. No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. Firefighters rescued two small dogs. Animals can be assessed by UCHealth, but these dogs were uninjured and placed in the care of a neighbor until the owner arrived.
The Engine 1 and Engine 2 crews were the first on scene. Engine 2 secured the water supply near the entrance of the mobile home park while the Engine 1 crew continued to the structure. Smoke was visible from all sides of the home. After a 360 assessment of the scene one crew attacked the fire from the outside, while another entered the home to check for additional fire and protect property. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire. Heavy smoke entered the home and caused damage, but the fast actions of the firefighters kept the flames to the exterior.
The resident was displaced because of the decrease in security and smoke damage. “We need to button up the home to make sure it’s secure, and we also want to care of the people. We want to make sure they have a place to stay for at least the night until they can get some things sorted out,” said Battalion Chief Sean Jones who was the incident commander of the fire. Restoration services were called to help secure the home. PFA partners with other agencies to help people displaced by fires as well as offers guidance about the process. The cause of the fire is under investigation. See a photo album of the fire at https://poudrefireauthority.smugmug.com/Two-Dogs-Rescued-in-Home-Fire/