Evening Fire Displaces Eight
At 8:33 PM on Tuesday, January 22, the resident of 21851 Priday Avenue in Euclid called 911 reporting a fire on the second floor of her home. Upon arrival, the two-story home had flames shooting from the windows of a second floor bedroom.
Fourteen Euclid firefighters responded. The first crew advanced a hoseline to control the fire while two other crews assisted searching for possible victims and fire extension. Flame damage was limited to the bedroom. The origin and cause is under investigation by the Fire Investigation Unit. All eight occupants, six of which were children, escaped unharmed. Damage is estimated at $23,000. No firefighters were injured despite the frigid temperatures and the American Red Cross was called to assist the family.
Smoke alarms were present, but the occupants noticed the fire before they activated. Make sure you and your family have, and practice, a home fire escape plan!