At 6:44 a.m. the Roseville Fire Department responded to house fire at 704 Vine Avenue. The homeowner, who was asleep at the time of the fire, was awakened by the sound of her smoke detector. The woman and her two dogs safely exited the home unharmed.
When firefighters arrived they found a fully involved garage fire in a single story home. Under the command of Acting Battalion Chief Kevin Morris, 23 firefighters worked diligently to extinguish the fire, gaining control within 40 minutes. Although the home suffered significant fire and smoke damage, much of the homeowner’s belongings were saved.
‘Losing their home to fire is certainly a tragic experience for the family’, stated Fire Marshal Dennis Mathisen. However, this story could have had a truly tragic ending had the homeowners not properly maintained their smoke detector. ‘Since they had a working smoke detector, a woman’s life was saved today’, Mathisen continued. The Roseville Fire Department encourages everyone to make sure they have at least one working smoke detector in their home.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.