Springdale Firefighters Respond To Two House Fires In 13 Hours

Freezing Temperatures Create Difficulties For Firefighters

Posted: January 7, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTOS ANTHONY REYES Springdale firefighters direct water to the roof of a house Monday at 2206 Monticello Place in Springdale. After the fire spread into the attic, firefighters were forced to evacuate the house and fight the fire from the exterior.

Wendell Ridenour heard an explosion and saw flames shoot from the house at 2206 Monticello Place. Ridenour lives directly behind the house next door to the fire. He said he called 911 when he saw the flames, but was told others had already called.

At A Glance

Recent Springdale Residential Fires

Jan. 6 — House fire at 2206 Monticello Place. No one was injured.

Jan. 5 — House fire at 8611 E. Wagon Wheel Road. One firefighter was taken to Northwest Medical Center-Springdale after becoming lightheaded.

Dec. 29 — Apartment fire at 202 Carter Ave. Apt. 3. No one was injured.

Source: Staff Report

Fast Facts

Winter Home Fires

905 people die in home fires each winter.

$2 billion in property loss is reported as a result of home fires in the winter.

67 percent of winter fires happen in one- and two-family homes.

The top cause of home fires in the winter is cooking.

The most common time for home fires to happen in the winter is between 5 and 8 p.m.

Source: www.usfa.fema.gov

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