Femrite Drive Fire Causes $50,000 Damage

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 10:45am

No one was hurt from a fire on Femrite Drive, but 3 dogs and 2 cats were believed to have perished in the fire.

911 Communications Center received a call at 1:21 pm to report a motor home fire. As fire crews were approaching, they noticed a large black plume of smoke in the sky. Crews got on scene and found smoke coming from a hobby auto-shop building and quickly extinguished the fire. Fire crews also extinguished fire to a motor home and two small sheds. Homes were not threatened by the fire.

Red Cross is assisting two people with temporary housing and clothing.

A motor home was totaled as a result of the fire. Two sheds and the hobby auto-shop also suffered fire damage.

Damage is estimated at $50,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

When Calling 911:
• Stay Calm.
• Know the location of the emergency and the number you are calling from.
• Do not hang up until the 911 call-taker hangs up or tells you to hang up.

  • Bernadette Galvez, 608-261-9844