QFD responds to garage fire on Midlan Drive


QUINCY – The Quincy Fire Department, with mutual aid from Tri-Township Fire Protection District, responded to a report of a fire in the attached garage at 1616 Midlan Drive Saturday night.

The first crew arrived on scene just before 9 p.m. and observed flames coming from the
north gable end of the house, which was the location of the garage. The residents had gotten out of the home.

Crews deployed a hose line and extinguished much of the fire. The second truck arrived one minute later and connected a supply hose from the nearby fire hydrant to the first fire truck. Other crews arrived and assisted with fire ground operations. One additional hose line was deployed and the fire in the garage was completely extinguished as was the fire that spread to the attic above the garage.

Crews verified that there were no remaining “hot spots” and ventilated the house from smoke until the last fire suppression crew left the scene just before 11 p.m. The fire investigation team left the scene just after midnight.

No civilians or firefighters were injured at the scene. Four cats sheltered themselves in the basement, which was not impacted by the fire, which was contained to the garage, the attic above the garage, and a
small portion of the attic over the living quarters. The entire house sustained smoke damage.

The occupants were alerted to the fire when they smelled smoke while inside. They found the fire in the
garage and called 9-1-1. The cause of the fire is labeled as undetermined pending further investigation
by an electrician or electrical engineer.

Between the Quincy Fire Department and Tri-Township, there were 15 firefighters on scene from four
engines, a quint, the Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief, and two fire investigators. Adams County EMS was also on scene.

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