Manchester Fire crews respond to structural fire

The house is located at 225 Lakeview Dr., Manchester. 

Manchester Fire crews responded to a reported structural fire last night (Nov. 14) at 11:20 p.m., according to George Chambers, chief of Manchester Fire and Rescue.

When crews arrived on scene there was nothing showing from the home. The occupants were outside of the home in their front yard.  Crews went to the right side of the home and found smoke coming from inside the house. They opened the door to the laundry room area and discovered a large fire in that area, Chambers said. 

“Crews quickly attacked the fire and knocked down the fire in a minimum amount of time,” he said.  “Once the fire was knocked down, crews entered the home and continued to find fire extension throughout the home. They checked for hot spots, checked the attic for fire extension and conducted overhaul operations.”

The fire investigator was called to the scene to conduct a preliminary investigation. 

“The Red Cross was contacted for the displaced family, who opted to spend the rest of the evening with relatives,” Chambers said.  “ServPro was contacted to secure the home.  This was a great effort by the on duty crews, and as always excellent assistance was also provided by off duty personnel.”

Coffee County Emergency Medical Services, Coffee County Communications Center, Duck River Electric, Manchester Police Department and Water Departments also provided “great assistance.”

The house is located at 225 Lakeview Dr., Manchester. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation and there were no injuries during this incident.

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