Frankfort Firefighters were dispatched to a fully involved structure fire in the 500 block of N. Hoke Ave. at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke and flames visible from a detached garage.
Firefighters immediately began fire suppression tactics. Battalion 1 called for a second alarm, and six firefighters were called in to cover the city while on-duty FFD personnel and apparatus were on the scene of the fire. Firefighters had the fire under control within 30 minutes of arrival. No injuries to firefighters or residents were reported.
“There was a garage fire and a few structures around the garage that were burnt from the heat – melted siding on some houses,” Chief John Kirby said. “Other than that, it was a pretty normal fire. No injuries were reported. Our guys were on the scene for two hours, and we called in six off-duty firefighters to cover the rest of the city.”
Kirby was pleased with how his firefighters were able to contain the fire.
“The guys did a great job keeping the other structures from catching fire even thought there was some damage done,” Chief Kirby said. “It just shows the intensity of heat those other buildings were getting. On top of fighting fire, they had to worry about surrounding structures. I think they did a really good job.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Frankfort Fire Department will release more information once the investigation is complete.