FREMONT – The Fremont Fire Department responded to a house fire just after noon today, finding the house fully involved and smoking profusely.
The fire occurred in the 400 block of North I street, and quickly became obvious to anyone in the area, with smoke pluming over the entire south central Fremont area within minutes. “When units first showed up they saw heavy smoke and flames on approach,” said Fremont Fire Chief Todd Bernt. Crews started working to contain the fire immediately, from the interior and from the roof. “It took a good 15 to 20 minutes to gain control of it,” said Bernt.
Fremont Fire Department had three trucks at the scene. The nearest fire hydrant was over a block to the southwest, and crews had to put down almost 100 yards of 12 inch hose from the hydrant to the pump truck in order to fight the fire. The blaze is under control now; crews remain on the scene to ensure it is completely extinguished.
No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. “At this time we don’t know exactly what started it,” said Chief Bernt. “We have a Fire Investigator with the State Fire Marshall’s office en route.”