A Clyde home has likely been spared after a fire ripped through the garage.
Thanks to a quick response from firefighters, although the garage was consumed by the flames, it appeared the rest of the home remained intact, albeit with some smoke damage.
Clyde Fire Department was dispatched to the home on Jones Street. at 12:14 p.m. Wednesday, and by the time firefighters arrived, flames were already leaping from the roof of the garage. Luckily, it didn’t take long to bat the flames down.
“I figure it was 30 minutes or less,” said Senior Captain Wentfard Henson.
Providing much-needed mutual aid to battle the blaze on the hot July day was Junaluska, Center Pigeon, Crabtree-Iron Duff, North Canton and Canton Fire Departments. In addition, Emergency Services was on-scene to monitor firefighters for heat-related injuries, while also providing water and a cool place to get out of the sun.
Jeff Conard, who lives in the neighborhood, was one of a few people to call 911.
“She was mowing her lawn, and she just put the lawn mower in the garage,” he said, adding that it wasn’t long after that when he saw the smoke.
Conard acted quickly to help the homeowner get her dogs out of the home and to a safe place.
“When I came back out of the house, the whole corner was on fire,” he said.
“Things were popping and exploding,” he added. “It was getting really smoky. It was heavy, black smoke.”
The official cause of the fire is under investigation.