Hooper Fire Department Responds to Friday Morning House Fire

HOOPER – The Hooper Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire last Friday that displaced one person and heavily damaged one home.

Hooper Fire Chief Blake Wagner reports that the Hooper Volunteer Fire Department  received a page about 8:15A Friday morning about a fire inside a Hooper home on the southwest end of town. The fire was reported by the home’s resident, who woke to the smell of smoke and noticed flames coming from a room on the upper story of the home.

Twenty one members of the volunteer fire department responded, and the blaze was extinguished. The two story home suffered significant damage, especially to the roof of the structure.   The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall, and ondications are that the fire was electrical in nature.

One person was displaced after the fire, and is being assisted by the Red Cross.