Another Chimney Fire and Another Save for Westfield Firefighters

WESTFIELD, Ind.—Westfield firefighters saved yet another home from disaster today at 55 West Worman Street.  The problem started this morning after a woman relit a fire in her fireplace.  Shortly after, the woman noticed smoke billowing out of the fireplace and ran to the neighbor’s to call 9-1-1.

Firefighters arrived shortly after 10 a.m. and saw fire on the first floor and attic. They quickly went to work: gaining access to the fire and extinguishing it.  It would take about 30 minutes for firefighters to deem the fire under control and let investigators begin their work.

After their investigation, they believe the fire was caused by a malfunctioning fireplace and estimated damages at 30,000 dollars.

“Today’s another story of a family and home saved by the quick efforts of our firefighters,” said John Barrett fire department spokesperson.  “But with three chimney fires in the last month, it drives home the need for families to have their chimneys inspected by a professional every year.”

Westfield firefighters were also assisted by fire stations from Sheridan, Carmel, and Noblesville.  Along with no one in the home being hurt, there were also no firefighter injuries.

 

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Westfield Firefighters Save Second Home in a Week

14706Harvest Drive
WESTFIELD, Ind.—Westfield firefighters were hard at work today saving yet another home in the less than a week.  Around one this afternoon, a contractor installing a dryer duct at 14706 Harvest Drive was pushed off an outside ladder.  Investigators believe he hit an electrical line inside the home.  After falling off the ladder he stood up, went inside the home, and got everyone out safe.  Then, the homeowner called 9-1-1.

Westfield firefighters arrived shortly after and went inside to extinguish a fire in the kitchen area.  While doing this, other crews began quickly searching the house and checking for fire on the second floor.  Within 20 minutes, crews had the fire out and investigators begin their inspection.

The contractor was treated and released by medical crews on the scene and there were no other injuries.  Investigators believe the fire was an accident and caused by electrical wires: estimated damages are 20,000 dollars.  Carmel firefighters also assisted with the blaze.

The City of Westfield Fire Department protects 56 square miles in a suburb just north of Indianapolis. Their 70-member department has proudly served its community since 1904.