Fire causes minor damage to attic of Melvin home

MELVIN — A fire that caused minor damage to the attic of a Melvin home Thursday afternoon appears to have been caused by an electrical issue, said Larry Boundy, chief of the Roberts-Melvin Fire Protection District.

Boundy said 12 firefighters responded at 1:45 p.m. to a report of fire in the attic of a one-story home at 109 N. Hunt St.

The fire started in the attic above a bathroom, Boundy said.

The home’s owner, Glenn Netherton, noticed the fire and tried using a fire extinguisher to put it out before firefighters’ arrival, Boundy said.
Boundy said Netherton’s actions likely limited the damage.

Flames were visible when firefighters arrived. Boundy said they cut a 4-by-4-foot area out of the ceiling and used extinguishers to put out the blaze without using any water.

Firefighters were on scene for about an hour and a half, Boundy said.

No injuries were reported.

Location (3):Local, Ford County, Melvin


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