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House fire results in total loss

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Above, firefighters with the Artesia Fire Department work the scene of a house fire that was reported just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday at a residence at 915 S. Fifth St. Neighbors reported the fire after smelling and seeing smoke. Good Samaritan Bill Sealy approached the structure and called inside, receiving no answer. “No one appeared to be in the home,” he said. “We were able to retrieve the dog from the backyard. The Artesia Fire Department arrived quick.” According to AFD Division Chief of Operations Kevin Hope, the structure was at 30-percent involvement when firemen made entry, resulting in a total loss. “We had a quick knockdown,” Hope said. “The kitchen, living and garage areas were involved. The two bedrooms to the north back side of the house were not involved but have severe heat damage and structural damage.” Neighbors reported the home has been vacant for some time with owners and tenants seen sporadically in the past few months. Grace Miller – Daily Press and Courtesy Photos
Above, firefighters with the Artesia Fire Department work the scene of a house fire that was reported just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday at a residence at 915 S. Fifth St. Neighbors reported the fire after smelling and seeing smoke. Good Samaritan Bill Sealy approached the structure and called inside, receiving no answer. “No one appeared to be in the home,” he said. “We were able to retrieve the dog from the backyard. The Artesia Fire Department arrived quick.” According to AFD Division Chief of Operations Kevin Hope, the structure was at 30-percent involvement when firemen made entry, resulting in a total loss. “We had a quick knockdown,” Hope said. “The kitchen, living and garage areas were involved. The two bedrooms to the north back side of the house were not involved but have severe heat damage and structural damage.” Neighbors reported the home has been vacant for some time with owners and tenants seen sporadically in the past few months.
Grace Miller – Daily Press and Courtesy Photos

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