Firefighter's family loses home and Christmas gifts in house fire

Dec 26, 2017, 00:21
Firefighter's family loses home and Christmas gifts in house fire

Fire crews immediately upgraded the fire to two alarms when they arrived on the scene because they ran into a major problem.

The Racine Fire Department responded to two fires inside homes late Sunday night, December 24th.

The fire, which investigators believe started on or near the outside wall of the home, spread to the attic above the garage, Franklin said.

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Several apartments, however, did receive a large amount of smoke damage, Phoenix fire said.

Susan Hilliard, a resident of the complex, said she saw smoke coming out of the building.

The fire departments in the area, which hold a toy drive every year are letting the family get gifts from the drive.

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"We ran into three frozen hydrants due to the weather", said Chicago Fire District Chief of Special Operations Tim Walsh.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

The American Red Cross has been contacted to assist the family. They attacked the flames and had the fire under control quickly.

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