Press release date: Mon May 26th, 2014
At 3:43 PM today, HDPS Fire Services personnel were dispatched to 270 Dartmouth Avenue for a house on fire. Personnel from the Waverly Road Station arrived on scene within 6 minutes from the time of dispatch to find a fully involved garage fire which was quickly extending into the attached house. These first two arriving personnel initiated an offensive exterior attack on the fire to limit its extension into the residence. As additional personnel arrived on scene they were able to make entry into the residence bring the fire that had extended into the attic under control in approximately 15-20 minutes.
The occupants of the residence were not home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries to fire personnel. The cause of the fire appears to be accidental in nature and an investigation into the exact cause is being conducted by the HDPS Fire Marshal. Exact damage estimates are not available at this time. Personnel remained on scene for over 2 hours completing salvage of personal items of the residents and extinguishing hot spots in the attic area.
Units and personnel responded from all three Holland Fire Stations. Mutual aid was received from Holland Charter Township and Park Township Fire Departments. Additional assistance was received from the Holland Police, HDPS Victim Services, AMR, American Red Cross and Holland BPW.
For additional information contact Captain Chris Tinney at 616-355-1023.