BARTLETT HOUSE BURNS IN EARLY MORNING FIRE

by Christian Mower on April 5, 2012

THE ACTING CHIEF OF THE BARTLETT FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS NO ONE WAS HURT IN AN EARLY THURSDY MORNING FIRE IN BARTLETT BUT THE HOUSE INVOLVED IS PRETTY MUCH A TOTAL LOSS.

BRUCE BENNETT SAYS HIS FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED AROUND 4:30 A.M.TO 1455 ROUTE 302 AND FOUND THE CENTER PART OF THE OLDER 2-STORY HOUSE FULLY INVOLVED, WITH FLAMES COMING OUT THE WINDOWS. THE HOMEOWNER WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE WITH HIS DOGS AND ALERT A NEARBY TENANT, WHO ALSO ESCAPED WITHOUT INJURY.

FIREFIGHTERS FROM JACKSON, NORTH CONWAY AND REDSTONE WERE CALLED TO PROVIDE MUTUAL AID, AS WAS BARTLETT JACKSON AMBULANCE. BENNETT SAYS HE HAD ABOUT 50 FIREFIGHTERS AT THE SCENE.

BENNETT SAYS FIREFIGHTERS COULD ONLY MAKE AN EXTERIOR ATTACK BECAUSE OF THE INTENSE HEAT OF THE FIRE.

FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO PROTECT SOME NEARBY OUT BUILDINGS. AND WERE STILL AT THE SCENE WELL INTO THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

NO CAUSE HAS BEEN DETERMINED – THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING.