PHOTOS: Mad River Fire Chief Tim Wendling reported that it took six hours to put out a fire in the 1500 block of Uplands Drive.
The Mad River Fire Department arrived to the scene of the blaze at around 10:40 p.m., but the fire was not extinguished until 4 a.m. Wendling said the house was 90 percent involved by the time they arrived. Due to wind that reached speeds of 40-49 mph, firefighters had to work to protect the surrounding properties. The fire damaged the siding of one adjacent property, but nearby properties were otherwise protected, Wendling said.
The wind made containing and dousing the fire more difficult, as the wind scattered water as they were trying to spray the fire. Wendling said they had to call in mutual aid for multiple tankers to finally put the fire out.