Tallahassee, FL - At 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 18th, units from the Tallahassee Fire Department Stations 8, 4 and 1 responded to the report of a house fire in the 2300 Block of Vega Drive. On scene firefighters found heavy fire in the rear of the single story wood-frame house. The fire was called in by the resident who noticed the flames when she came home for lunch.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze and removed an unresponsive dog from the home. Firefighter/Paramedics were able to revive the dog which was later transported by residents to a local animal hospital. No injuries were reported at the scene and damages were estimated at $100,000.
The Red Cross was called out to assist the three displaced occupants. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Tallahassee Fire Department, Florida State Fire Marshal’s office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Tallahassee, FL - TFD responded to a house fire at 12:15 this afternoon in the 2300 block of Vega Drive (near West Tharp St.). The homeowner came home during lunch to find flames/smoke coming from the rear of the house and called 911. No one was home at the time of the fire, therefore no one was injured. Firefighters did rescue one dog from the home, a poodle mix, and resuscitated the dog.
There is heavy damage to the bathroom, living room, and roof. As of now there is no damage estimate. The family of 3 will be displaced and they are NOT accepting any assistance from the Red Cross at this time. TFD investigators are still investigating the cause of the fire.