Tallahassee, FL -- June 11, 2012 --
At around 5:00 p.m. this afternoon, a house fire broke out in the 1700 Block of Yearling Trail. Units from Stations 12, 6 and 1 responded to the fire and upon arrival discovered heavy smoke pouring from both gables of the home. Firefighters forced entry into the single-story wood frame house and performed a search.
The fire was located in a back bedroom and quickly extinguished preventing any further damage to the home. Firefighters also located a dog inside the house and removed it to safety without incident.
The two occupants of the home were away at the time of the fire. The Red Cross was called out to assist the occupants as they were displaced as a result of the fire. Damages from the fire are estimated at $25,000 and no injuries were reported at the scene.
The cause of the fire is currently undetermined and under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.