February 13th , 2014 10:00 am Leave a comment

Flames and snowflakes: Crews face wintry mix

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Photo by Brandon Hicks

Photo by Brandon Hicks
As the first flakes of Wednesday’s snow begin to fall around him, Ernie Berry of the Watauga Fire Department attacks a blaze on H Heaton Road.

As the first snowflakes of an anticipated major storm began to fall Wednesday, flames rose up to meet them above a garage on H Heaton Road.

No one was inside the garage or adjoining home when the fire occurred around noon, according to Hampton/Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Chris Isaacs.

Unlike a fire that occurred earlier this week in Stoney Creek, Isaacs said the Siam home was not a total loss.
However, the garage – and a Ford Crown Victoria parked inside – were destroyed.

“He said it was an old car he babied and liked to take care of,” Isaacs said. “There was a lot of heat and smoke damage inside the rest of the house.”

Still, the owner may be able to salvage the home.

Arriving within about six minutes, volunteer firefighters were able to mostly contain the fire in the garage, but parts of the kitchen and living room were charred.

The vehicle inside the garage contributed to the amount of time firefighters spent putting out the fire.

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