Falls City battles Sunday morning house fire
FALLS CITY - The Falls City Fire reports no injuries Sunday morning from a house fire at 1323 McLean St.
Firefighters arrived around 9 a.m. to see smoke coming from the east side of the house, where an occupant was waving them down.
The occupant had been asleep in the living room and awoke to the fire. A dog was brought out from upstairs. Both were unharmed.
The house is owned by Kristy Michelle Keller, who resides there, but was not at home at the time the fire broke out.
Falls City Fire and Falls City Rural Fire Department used a hydrant 700 feet away to knock down the fire and exhaust fans were used to push the smoke out.
Firefighter Jon McQueen said the two departments worked together and used six of the new 4500 psi air packs that were received from last year’s AFG grant.
A fire department press release says a state fire marshal investigators has declared the fire as an accident, but did not provide an exact cause.
Twenty firemen responded and some remained on scene for about 4 hours.