No one injured in house fire on South 11th; one resident to be displaced


This house at 307 S. 11th had smoke and fire damage, but no one was at home when it started Monday afternoon. — J. Robert Gough

QUINCY — No one was injured when firefighters from the Quincy Fire Department responded to a house fire Monday afternoon.

The Quincy Fire Department was called at 2:20 p.m. to 307 S. 11th, where smoke was coming from the rear of the structure. Company No. 2 arrived on scene first and found heavy smoke surrounding the home. Firefighters declared an interior fire attack would be utilized.  They pulled a hose to the rear of the structure and entered the stairwell to the second floor.  

Company No. 4 arrived in the alley and made entry into the structure with a hose through a second story window.  Company No. 5 established a water supply and then assumed RIT responsibilities. (A Rapid Intervention Team is a firefighter crew prepared to enter should firefighters in the interior need immediate assistance for life safety.)  Additional crews were called to assist with hotspots and overhaul until the last crews cleared the scene.  

Fire damage was limited to both above ground floors in the rear of the house. However, the home suffered heat and smoke damage throughout.  Firefighters cleared the scene at 5 p.m.  

Two investigators were called to the scene and are working to determine the origin of the fire. The cause is under investigation.

No one was home at the time of the fire. The Red Cross was called to assist the resident who will be displaced.

The fire department had all on duty members, as well as the fire chief and deputy chief, at the scene for the fire.

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