Generator sparks fire causing more than $1 million damage at Carlisle home

News Mar 25, 2016 by Brenda Jefferies Flamborough Review

Fire broke out at an 8th Concession East home just after midnight, causing an estimated $1.3 million in damages.

According to Hamilton Fire Service spokesperson Claudio Mostacci, the call for service came in at 12:38 a.m. March 25. When crews arrived on the scene, the flames were visible, he said.

Despite efforts to extinguish the flames inside the home, however, the fire eventually emerged through the roof of the structure.

“At that point it becomes too dangerous, and we pulled out,” explained Mostacci, adding that crews continued an external attack on the blaze.

All occupants made it out of the home safely. “Fortunately, there were no injuries,” said Mostacci.

The operation continued until early Friday morning. Mostacci said in total 20 units were called to work at the scene. Due to lack of hydrants in the rural area, tanker trucks from the Hamilton service, along with one from Burlington, were used to transport water to the fire.

Mostacci said the suspected cause of the fire was a portable generator located at the rear of the home.

He noted that, due to the extent of the damage and the high dollar value estimate, the Ontario Fire Marshal has been notified on the incident.

Generator sparks fire causing more than $1 million damage at Carlisle home

News Mar 25, 2016 by Brenda Jefferies Flamborough Review

Fire broke out at an 8th Concession East home just after midnight, causing an estimated $1.3 million in damages.

According to Hamilton Fire Service spokesperson Claudio Mostacci, the call for service came in at 12:38 a.m. March 25. When crews arrived on the scene, the flames were visible, he said.

Despite efforts to extinguish the flames inside the home, however, the fire eventually emerged through the roof of the structure.

“At that point it becomes too dangerous, and we pulled out,” explained Mostacci, adding that crews continued an external attack on the blaze.

All occupants made it out of the home safely. “Fortunately, there were no injuries,” said Mostacci.

The operation continued until early Friday morning. Mostacci said in total 20 units were called to work at the scene. Due to lack of hydrants in the rural area, tanker trucks from the Hamilton service, along with one from Burlington, were used to transport water to the fire.

Mostacci said the suspected cause of the fire was a portable generator located at the rear of the home.

He noted that, due to the extent of the damage and the high dollar value estimate, the Ontario Fire Marshal has been notified on the incident.

Generator sparks fire causing more than $1 million damage at Carlisle home

News Mar 25, 2016 by Brenda Jefferies Flamborough Review

Fire broke out at an 8th Concession East home just after midnight, causing an estimated $1.3 million in damages.

According to Hamilton Fire Service spokesperson Claudio Mostacci, the call for service came in at 12:38 a.m. March 25. When crews arrived on the scene, the flames were visible, he said.

Despite efforts to extinguish the flames inside the home, however, the fire eventually emerged through the roof of the structure.

“At that point it becomes too dangerous, and we pulled out,” explained Mostacci, adding that crews continued an external attack on the blaze.

All occupants made it out of the home safely. “Fortunately, there were no injuries,” said Mostacci.

The operation continued until early Friday morning. Mostacci said in total 20 units were called to work at the scene. Due to lack of hydrants in the rural area, tanker trucks from the Hamilton service, along with one from Burlington, were used to transport water to the fire.

Mostacci said the suspected cause of the fire was a portable generator located at the rear of the home.

He noted that, due to the extent of the damage and the high dollar value estimate, the Ontario Fire Marshal has been notified on the incident.