Resident Escapes Injury in Early Morning House Fire
 
By Firefighter/EMT Austin Hubbard
December 18, 2017
 

At 2:32 AM on Monday 12/18/2017, Cypress Pointe Fire/Rescue was dispatched to 110 W Maple St in Vass for a residential structure fire. The call was received from a nearby gas station where the homeowner had run to on foot to use a phone and dial 911. First arriving units from CPFR reported a two story, single family dwelling with heavy smoke visible and fire throughout home. Engine 211 was the initial arriving engine company and deployed two 1 3/4 hose lines, attacking the fire from multiple sides. The crew of Engine 211 quickly gained control of the fire after making entry into the home with mutual aid companies from Whispering Pines, Southern Pines, and Carthage arriving soon after to assist. Hose was stretched to a nearby fire hydrant by Engine 221 and used to supply water to fire crews on the scene. The single resident of the home escaped a close call with no injuries. One dog was rescued from the home and treated on scene by firefighters before being taken to an emergency vet. The animal is expected to recover. Crews operated on scene for 2 to 3 hours insuring the fire was completely extinguished.

There were smoke detectors in the home however they seemed to not be working correctly. Please take this as a reminder for your safety to have working smoke detectors in your home and to check them regularly. CPFR provides smoke detectors and smoke detector checks, you can contact our non emergency number (910-245-7974) to request this service at anytime. Smoke detectors are a vital early warning to fire danger in your home and save many lives every year. Look after the safety of you and your loved ones this holiday season and be sure to have working smoke detectors in your home.

Photos of the incident will be available to view on this article shortly.

 
Units: Engine 211, Engine 213, Rescue 219, Engine 221.
 
Mutual Aid: Engine 512, Engine 812, Engine 314, Moore County EMS, Vass Police Department, and the Moore County Sheriff's Office.
 
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