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Flames damage Clay City home

Friday, April 1, 2011

On Friday, a firefighter battled smoke to get water on the flames trapped under the roof of the house at 775 West State Road 246, Clay City. Firefighters from Clay City, Lewis Township and Coal City volunteer fire departments were on the scene several hours to put out the fire. [Order this photo]
CLAY CITY -- Three fire departments responded to a structure fire near Clay City Friday afternoon.

Shortly before 2 p.m., Friday, 911 dispatchers were advised of heavy black smoke coming from the garage area of a home located at 775 West State Road 246, Clay City.

Members of Clay City and Lewis Township volunteer fire departments were initially dispatched to the fire. A short time later, members of Coal City Volunteer Fire Department were notified to provide assistance.

Approximately an hour after arriving on the scene, flames erupted from the side of the home while firefighters tried to get water on the flames trapped under the roof. The intense heat caused the siding on the home to twist and melt.

Officials told The Brazil Times several renovations to the home in the past hindered the firefighters attempts to put out the blaze.

Several firefighters struggled with the intense thick, black smoke while putting the fire out. Members of TransCare were on the scene in case of injury, but none were reported as of press time.

Officials confirmed the unidentified residents were not home at the time of the fire.

Further information was not available as of press time due to the departments being on the scene until shortly before 6 p.m., later returning shortly after 7 p.m., as the fire rekindled.

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