(Crystal A. Proxmire, 1/3/2011)
A second story house fire caused Ferndale Police and Fire Departments to close off Allen Road for about an hour on Jan. 3, 2011. The fire began in the upstairs bedroom of the home, which sits on the corner of Hazelhurst and Allen. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan said that fortunately no one was home when the fire began at approximately 2:45pm.
Flames came out both upstairs windows, and continued to burn beneath the roof even after firefighters were able to make it up the stairs and use their hose to send most of the heat out the window. A fireman climbed up a ladder to pry open a hole in the peak of the roof to shoot water into, extinguishing the last of the flames.
More information will be posted as soon as it is available.