The Edmond Sun

November 19, 2012

Fire calls keep Edmond crews busy

No injuries reported at home fire, grass fire

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Grassfire and structure fire calls kept firefighters busy in west and northwest Edmond Monday.

As Edmond Fire Department personnel were wrapping up their operations Fire Maj. Gary Dill was beginning to investigate what caused a structure fire on Fairfield Drive, a residential neighborhood located in the vicinity of the 15th Street-Santa Fe intersection.

Lewis said the department received a call about smoke coming through the roof of a house. At the scene, the situation was confirmed by arriving crews, who were able to enter the structure rapidly, he said. The first crew searched for possible occupants and a second discovered a fire in the living room.

Personnel quickly put out the fire and no one was found in the structure, Lewis said. The report from the scene was that a neighbor who had seen the smoke called 911, he said.

Personnel found one dog at the home and a second was found later.

The grassfire occurred at a home on Coffee Creek, about a mile west of the Santa Fe intersection, Lewis said.

Personnel arriving found a home that was under construction and workers were using a saw to cut rebar. Sparks from the cutting ignited nearby grass and some foam blocks being used for construction, Lewis said.

“It appears there was quite a large pile of these foam blocks that created a lot of smoke and got a lot of attention from the public,” Lewis said.

Firefighters were able rapidly extinguish the quarter-acre grass fire, and there was no damage to any structure on the property, Lewis said. | 341-2121, ext. 108