GARLAND – By Cari Doutre – August 17, 2020
One local firefighter was treated, and later released, from a local hospital from injuries sustained during a clean-up process after a fire ravaged throughout a house in Garland on Monday, August 17.
Fire crews from both the Garland Fire Department and the Tremonton Fire Department responded to a house fire near 1025 S. in Garland at approximately 7:15 p.m. Early reports add that smoke was seen coming from the single-family home on both the front and back sides before fire crews arrived.
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According to the Garland Fire Department, “As an interior team made entry, a 360-report indicated it was a basement fire that had made it’s way throughout the home.”
The department also reported that “Command pulled interior crews out due to the origin of the fire and the intense smoke and heat.”
Crews were able to control the fire after getting a “knockdown on the fire,” the report added.
During mop up duties, a member of the Garland Fire Department fell from the top kitchen floor into the basement.
“A Mayday was declared and a team was able to pull him out,” the Garland Fire Department stated.
The firefighter was transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation and was later released. No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire has not been determined as the State Fire Marshall’s office continues the investigation.
With temperatures over 100 degrees, firefighters are showing their gratitude for the community and the support they offered both departments at the time of the blaze and aftermath.
“We would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to the outpouring of support from the community. There was more water and Gatorade than we could drink. In this 100+ degree weather, the drinks were well appreciated and it was so awesome to see all the support,” the Garland Fire Department added.
Photos courtesy of the Garland Fire Department