January 2 2019

Fire Damages Bedroom at Wilhelmina Avenue

By: Robert Parris

The fast actions of the Burlington Fire Department helped contain a fire that broke out in a bedroom of a residential home on Wednesday.

According to the Burlington Fire Department, the call from the homeowner on Wilhelmina Avenue came in at approximately 12:13 p.m.

Burlington Fire Captain Robert Paul said the cause of the fire was due to a wire shortage created by the upstairs fish tank.

Twelve firefighters arrived at the scene within three to four minutes after the call came in.


Captain Paul said the fire was put out in just a few minutes using roughly around 25 gallons of water through a fire hose.

Finally, Captain Paul is pleased with the efforts of the team and how quickly they responded to it.

“I think they did a great job and nobody got hurt,” he said. “They contained the fire to the point of the area of origin. There was a lot of smoke damage but they kept that to a minimum.”

There were no injuries during the incident.


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