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Posted on: April 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Careless smoking the cause of Fairview Avenue fire

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Incident number: 2023-02801
Type of emergency: Residential structure fire
Incident date: 4/24/2023
Incident time: 5:06 p.m.
Address/location: 83 Fairview Ave.

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Britta Myers and Michael Childs

Probable cause, if known: Careless smoking
Structure type: Single-family residential
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: $10,000
Estimated contents damage: NA
Location/extent of damage: Front porch

Hazardous materials involved?: NA
Specialized rescues?: NA
Vehicles involved: NA



Other information: Car 3 and Truck 1 arrived within three minutes to find flames showing from the front porch of a two-story residential home. 
Truck 1 confirmed all occupants were out of the home, and contained the fire.
Engine 2 arrived shortly after to extinguish the fire. Engine 3 provided support functions. 
Due to the fire department's quick arrival and actions, the fire was contained to the porch and the neighbors are able to remain in the home. 
The cause of the fire was carelessly discarded smoking materials. 

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