Springdale Firefighters Respond To Two House Fires In 13 Hours
Freezing Temperatures Create Difficulties For Firefighters
Posted: January 7, 2014 at 5 a.m.
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
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.
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