UPDATE: Barlow Home Destroyed In Fire; 3 Firefighters Released From Hospital

By: News Email
By: News Email

UPDATE 1/28/2014 6:00 PM

Three firefighters are released from the hospital following a fire Monday night that left a family without a home.

The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department says the call came in just before 11:30 Monday night to Roddy Road.

The house was already fully engulfed.

The fire department says it took nearly a half hour to 45 minutes to control the flames, with several complications along the way.

Without a hydrant near by, responders traveled nearly 5 minutes for water.

Then trucks and hoses froze up and on an icy porch, one firefighter fell.

Inside, a beam fell on two firefighters.

All three firefighters were taken to the hospital and have since been released.

The state fire marshals office was on scene Tuesday and says the cause is still undetermined.

It is still early in the investigation and they are working with home owners, who were not home at the time.


Three firefighters sent to the hospital after a Monday night fire and a family left without a home.

The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department says exteremly cold temperatures created some complications.

They say the call came in just before 11:30 Monday night to 1410 Roddy Road when the house was already fully engulfed.

Fire Chief Troy Eddleblute says it took nearly a half an hour to 45 mintutes to control the fire. He says the freezing temperatures created complications along the way as well.

Chief Eddleblute says there wasn't a nearby fire hydrant so firefighters had travel nearly five minutes to get water. He says the trucks and hoses were freezing up along the way.

Also an issue- the icy porch, he says one firefighter fell.

Inside the home, a beam fell on two firefighters as well.

All three men were taken to the hospital but Chief Eddleblute says they have been released.

They say no one was home during the time as the fire, as the family was out of town.

The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department, Dunham Township Volunteer Fire Department and Wesley Township Volunteer Fire Department all responded.

The home is a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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