Homeowner Tells Investigators Fire Started near Fireplace

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A chimney fire is believed to be the cause of house fire Friday afternoon near Rib Mountain. The Battalion Chief for the SAFER Department said about 1/3 of the home is damaged, and the owner will not be able to stay there.

The S.A.F.E.R Fire Department and Marathon Fire Department responded to a home on the 8300 block of South Mountain Road around 12:20 p.m.

A Captain with S.A.F.E.R told NewsChannel 7 the homeowner said he was outside and came inside to find the carpet on fire.

The homeowner had minor smoke inhalation, but refused a hospital transport.

Our reporter at the scene said no flames were visible, however there was heavy smoke.

A portion of South Mountain Road was closed.

The extent of damage was unclear, however the Salvation Army was paged to the scene.


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