11:48 PMMar 9, 2022 Lafayette and Greenville Township Fire Protection Districts respond with Georgetown Township Fire Protection District on smoke in a residence. Quad 11, Engine 33, Deputy Chief Herthel (1102), Tanker 12, and Tanker 35 responded to the scene.
Deputy Chief Herthel arrived at the address initially given at dispatch and found it was incorrect. A Floyd County Police officer who responded for assistance to the call directed responding units to the correct address nearby. Dep. Chief Herthel found a working fire in the home. GTFPD Engine 2 arrived on the scene first and began the initial suppression efforts. Quad 11 and Engine 33 arrived shortly after and assisted with extinguishing the fire. Crews contained the fire to the room it had started in, but significant smoke damage had occurred in other areas. There were animals present in the home, and all of them were accounted for and removed. Firefighters found one animal in the room the fire started in to be alive. Firefighters took the animal to a waiting ambulance from New Chapel EMS, and its crew placed it on oxygen. It did respond to the treatment, but no other information about its condition is available.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but preliminary findings point to a heat lamp located in the room that may have been knocked over and caught flammable materials on fire. No one in the home was injured or sought medical attention.
16 Firefighters and 2 EMS personnel from the following agencies were on scene: Georgetown Township Fire Protection District, Lafayette Township Fire Protection District, Greenville Township Fire Protection District, New Chapel EMS. Floyd County Police also assisted.