Second structure fire in two days hits Douglas
December 7, 2018
A quick response limited damage done in an Indian Hills structure fire to a workshop on Wednesday evening.
East Fork firefighters were dispatched to Vista Park Drive at 6:50 p.m., according to Battalion Chief Scott Fraser.
"Fortunately a fire engine returning from another call was less than 2 minutes away from the residence," Fraser said. "Three fire engines, two ambulances and three command officers were able to bring the fire under control in less than 10 minutes."
A Carson City engine and battalion chief responded to the fire along with Douglas County deputies.
Fraser said the workshop was being remodeled and that aerosol products were being used inside along with a space heater, which caused the fire.
"The fumes from the aerosol products flashed with an ignition source of the space heater, catching the remainder of the room on fire," he said. "There were no injuries to the occupants of the house or firefighters. Damage was limited to the workshop, and the home is safe to stay in."
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This was the second structure fire East Fork has responded to in two days. A family was displaced when their Kings Lane home burned down on Wednesday.