Puppies Die in Fire; Home Saved
Fire crews (many of them volunteers) responded to a structure fire at 2:22 P.M. in the Fire Creek area of Crooked Prairie. The crews were not able to save an outbuilding which collapsed killing several puppies but a home was protected and so were the residents.
“We would like to call this a save, because the home was saved,” said Peter Lawsky, Chief of the Telegraph Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, “but unfortunately a litter of puppies, who were in the outbuilding at the time apparently died. [T] the mother dog escaped.”
“Upon arrival we found a shop type outbuilding adjacent to the main house collapsed and fully engulfed,” said Lawsky. “The fire was just starting to
spread to the porch of the residence.”
Crews quickly put out the porch fire and the house was not damaged.
“Two Telegraph Ridge Fire engines, two Briceland Fire engines, and one CAL Fire responded and assisted in controlling and mopping up the fire,” Lawsky said. “Telegraph Ridge would like to thank the Cal Fire crew and our neighbors, the Briceland Fire volunteers for responding so quickly and helping us out.”
Earlier Chapter: Structure Fire Reported in Crooked Prairie Area