Close call

Firefighters did not have to travel far to extinguish a fire Tuesday evening in the city. Dunkirk Fire Department was called to a fire right next door to its headquarters.

Firefighters responded to 307 Eagle St. at 6:13 p.m. and found a large two-and-a-half-story house heavily involved on the first floor. The fire was reported by the occupant who came to headquarters right next door. That resident, along with a second resident, escaped without injury. A third resident was not home at the time of the fire.

“There was a heavy amount of fire when we arrived but it was contained quickly,” Lt. Michael Edwards said.

Firefighters used two one-and-three-quarter inch hoses to contain the fire to the first floor. The second floor and the attic experienced smoke damage. The house is not a complete loss, Edwards said.

The fire was under control at 6:30 p.m. and firemen fully extinguished the flames by 7 p.m.

There were no injuries associated with the fire. The Dunkirk Fire Investigation Team is conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire. The Red Cross is assisting the family.

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