Afternoon fire blamed on space heater
COATESVILLE -- Local fire departments responded to a reported house fire in Coatesville Monday afternoon, containing the blaze to the living room/dining room area of the home and saving three family dogs.
The Floyd Township Fire Department was dispatched at 3:39 p.m. to the home of David Williams at 8241 E. CR 357 North.
Fire units arrived and were quickly able to knock down visible fire on the outside and free the three dogs, which were trapped inside.
"We actually held it pretty minimal," Floyd Township Fire Chief Roger Wright said. "There was extensive smoke damage, but it was isolated to that living room, dining room and kitchen area."
The blaze was contained within two minutes of firefigthers' arrival using nearly 1,500 gallons of water.
Investigators determined the fire was caused by an electrical space heater in the living room.
Fire officials estimated the structural damage to the home at $10,000.
Other departments responding to the scene included Fillmore Volunteer Fire Department, Mill Creek Fire Department, Bainbridge Volunteer Fire Department, Danville Fire Department, the Putnam County Sheriff's Department and Operation Life.