Somers fire severely damages home

  • Source: Kenosha News
  • Published: 08/26/2016 01:42 AM

PHOTO: Fire killed two dogs and displaced residents of a home in the village Thursday night. Firefighters who arrived at the scene saw smoke pouring from a second story window as they arrived to fight the blaze at the split level home at 7716 38th St., according to Somers Fire Chief Carson Wilkinson. One resident was inside the home at the time of the 3:45 p.m. fire and was not injured, he said. The resident called in the fire. “We had an interior fire. We had heavy smoke showing at the second floor when we arrived,” he said. Firefighters from multiple agencies worked on an area of the upper level to check for additional hot spots. “We had the fire under control within 30 minutes with the overhaul,” Wilkinson said. Rescue workers tried to revive the dogs, which had been inside cages at the time of the fire. “We tried to resuscitate them, but were unsuccessful,” the fire chief said pointing to the cages left by the side of the home. The dogs were inside a lower level of the home at the time the fire broke out. An investigation into the exact cause of the blaze was ongoing late Thursday but Wilkinson said it appeared “as of now it is accidental.”


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