Greenville house on N. Barnard Street still standing after fire


By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 12:24 am on Saturday, September 15, 2012

Firefighters from the Greenville Department of Public Safety and Montcalm Township Fire Department worked to put out a fire at 618 Barnard Street in Greenville Friday afternoon.

 

GREENVILLE — A house is still standing after firefighters were able to knock down a fire before it consumed the home.

The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to house fire at 1:34 p.m. on 618 N. Barnard Street in Greenville Friday afternoon.

“When we arrived, thick smoke was coming from the eves and the front of the home,” said Greenville Department of Public Safety Sgt. Brian Blomstron.

He said the firefighters were able to make a “progressive attack” on the fire and save the structure. However, it is not known how much damage was done to the house at this time.

Greenville’s fire investigators will be on scene to determine the official cost, but preliminary investigations show the fire is believed to have started in the kitchen area.

No one was injured in the fire and the homeowner’s pet was also saved from the fire.

Neighbor Dan Cope said he saw the smoke while he was outside at his home and ran over to tell the homeowner who was sitting on his porch at the time.

“He has lived there just over a year,” Cope said.

Montcalm Township Fire Department and Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services assisted at the scene.

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