The Fredericktown Community Fire District was dispatched at 8:32pm on Saturday night to the 20000 block of Fredericktown-Amity Road in Pike Twp. on the initial report of a garage fire. College Township Fire Department was also dispatched for an engine, automatic-aid on the initial call.
While enroute to the scene, FCFD Chief Scott Mast requested additional tankers off the run card with College Township and the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District responding. Medic 441 from Fredericktown EMS was also dispatched to standby at the scene. Additional reports while en route to the scene indicated that this was a residential structure fire.
Upon arrival to the scene by Chief Mast was that there was “fire coming from the garage, and heavy smoke from the remainder of the house.”
The first arriving engine company was from Station 450 who made an initial attack on the fire. Other additional incoming companies stretched additional 1 ¾” attack lines, completed a search of the structure, extinguished remaining fire, and ventilated the residence.
An estimated 5000 gallons of water were used in total to extinguish the fire.
A lengthy period of time was involved on scene due to difficult overhaul operations to locate further fire within the structure.
The fire is actively being investigated at this time and was turned over to the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office on Saturday night.
The home was not occupied at the time of the fire, and was called in by a neighbor. The family lost three dogs and two cats in the fire.
There was no damage estimate to the home.
The FCFD had a total of 16 firefighters respond to this call. In total, four engines, three tankers, two rescues, and two grass trucks responded to the scene. All FCFD units were in service 12:15am.