County Fire Fighters were dispatched to 2049 Heather Place off of Freetown Road at 5:07 a.m. Wednesday for a residential structure fire.
Upon arrival, firefighters encountered the homeowner attempting to battle the blaze with a garden hose, according to Warren County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs.
Briggs credited early responding units with a quick knockdown of the fire, which appears to have originated in the living area and spread into an adjoining kitchen.
Briggs said excellent teamwork saved the structure from being a total loss, as firefighters confined the fire and kept it from spreading to adjoining bed and bath areas. The team included Culkin Chief Lamar Frederick (CF-210) along with firefighters Shane Greene (CF-250), Joshua “BB” Reeves (CF-231), and Josh Davies (CF-320)
Culkin Engine 204 responded to the scene along with water tenders Culkin Engine 209 and Bovina 409.
Briggs said the cause of the fire is under investigation. He added that the homeowner does have insurance and there were no injuries.