At 07:14 AM today, Fire Services personnel were dispatched to the area of 40th and Central for heavy smoke in the area. While enroute personnel identified that the affected structure was 8 West 39th Street. Personnel arrived on scene 7 minutes after the time of dispatch to find heavy smoke coming from the roof area of the residence and identified that there was heavy fire in the ceiling and attic area of the residence. The fire was brought under control shortly after arrival and personnel remained on scene for over 4 hours extinguishing hidden fire and conducting salvage of the occupant’s belongings.
There were no injuries to occupants of the residence or fire personnel. The cause of the fire is under investigation however preliminary information suggests that it is accidental in nature. Damage is estimated to be approximately $60,000.
HDPS Fire Services personnel were assisted by the Holland Police, AMR, American Red Cross and the Hamilton Fire Department.
For additional information contact Captain Chris Tinney at 616-355-1023.