Fire destoys unoccupied home, garageSubmitted: 05/12/2014
Fire destoys unoccupied home, garage
Story By Kalia Baker

TOWN OF PELICAN - The Town of Pelican Fire Department put out a house fire around 5 this morning south of County Road G.

When crews arrived on the scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames but still standing.

By the time crews got the fire under control, the home and garage collapsed.

The Town of Pelican's Deputy Fire Chief says crews got control of the flames from the back of the home.

"We called for a MABAS box alarm system, mutual aid box alarm system from a number of fire departments to help with that, because when the assistant chief Brian Hollands arrived on scene, the structure was completely engulfed in flames," said Norman Peterson, Town of Pelican Deputy Chief Fire Dept.

The fire destroyed an unoccupied home and garage. The box alarm system allows fire departments to get all the equipment they need.

"We have set up ahead of time what response we want from all of the various departments so that we don't leave any township without equipment in their own townships as well," said Deputy Peterson.

Seven tankers responded to the fire. There were more than 30 firefighters from Newbold, Pine Lake, Crescent and the Town of Pelican.

The cause is still being investigated.

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