LEON — A three-alarm fire damaged a Leon-area home on Monday afternoon, though luckily, no injuries were reported.
According to a statement from the Flatrock Volunteer Fire Department (FVFD), firefighters were called out around 2:30 p.m. to a structure fire at a residence on Bear Wallow Road.
The names of the residents had not been released prior to press time but they were reportedly on the scene when firefighters arrived – again, FVFD personnel report these residents were not injured. Also, according to personnel with the FVFD, damage to the house was minimized with help and assistance from both the Point Pleasant and New Haven Volunteer Fire Departments.
Flatrock firefighters report a “vast majority of the contents and belongings will be salvaged” from the fire which was believed to have been electrical in nature, starting within boards on the second floor of the home.
After arriving on the scene at 2:30 p.m., firefighters left around 7:30 p.m., Monday. Also assisting, emergency medical personnel from Mason County EMS.
Initial information on this fire was released on the FVFD’s Facebook page, which can be found by searching “Flatrock Volunteer Fire Department.”
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. According to the NFPA, if there is a fire in a home, smoke spreads fast and residents need smoke alarms to give them time to get out. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
The NFPA recommends: Installing smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of a home; testing smoke alarms every month; when a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside; replacing all smoke alarms in a home every 10 years.
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