April 6, 2018 (Moscow, Idaho) -- On April 5, 2018 the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department and Moscow Police Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 600 block of North Almon Street in Moscow, Idaho. Investigation into the incident has been completed. It has been determined that the fire originated in the front entry of the home and started by extension cords near a wall of the residence.
Moscow Police Department Corporals Dustin Blaker and David Hathaway were the first to arrive on scene. Upon their arrival, smoke was coming from the residence and two individual were still inside, attempting to exit. Blaker and Hathaway made entry into the residence to assist. The Moscow Volunteer Fire Department would like to recognize their efforts which was instrumental to the safety of the occupants.
Shortly thereafter, fire units arrived on scene and quickly initiated measures to extinguish the primary blaze in less than 15 minutes. The response included 3 engines, 1 ambulance, 1 utility apparatus and several command officers as well as many dedicated volunteers. After the initial blaze was confined, crews remained on scene conducting salvage and overhaul of the residence to ensure all hot spots were extinguished and to protect the remaining belongs of the residents.
The home suffered significant fire and heat damage throughout. Thank you also to the American Red Cross for their efforts in assisting the displaced occupants of the residence.
Story Contact: Brian Nickerson, Fire Chief