Man Escapes Explosion, House Fire

A firefighter suffered injuries overnight while fighting a house fire in Montgomery County. The fire started as an explosion in a garage, at the home on Linden Court.

One person was inside the home when the fire started, but he was able to make it out safely.

Firefighters had problems battling the flames, because there were only two available hydrants nearby.

A firefighter suffered an eye injury. He was treated at Mary Chiles Hospital and released.

Investigators will return to the scene.


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  • by James Location: Mt. Sterling on Sep 19, 2007 at 09:44 AM
    The house was completely destroyed and they lost everything. There are just charred beans in the back and the inside is gutted. There is nothing to be saved. The fire department had a hard time putting out the fire because of the lack of fire hydrants in the neighborhood. It was one of the scariest things I have seen. Something really needs to be done to get more fire hydrants into the subdivisions in Mt. Sterling. The fire department said they didn't realize how many homes were back in the subdivision. There are a lot and they are building new ones every day. However, they are not putting in fire hydrants; which is desperately needed. I only know of where one is and I drove around looking to find it. It could have be any of the houses that caught on fire. I heard on the news that a lot of houses were catching on fire due to power surges. This also seems to be a problem in the subdivision. I think that if the news would help that maybe this could be changed. I hope so, it was horrible what happened and it would be horrible if it happened again. Hopefully the city council will see that the water company puts in enough fire hydrants so that is will not ever happen again. God bless the family whose home burnt, my prayer are with you.

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