Fire Damages Vacant Home On Waconda Drive

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A fire damaged a home in the Harrison Bay area early Wednesday morning.

At 3:45 a.m. a motorist made a 911 call reporting a house fire at 9012 Waconda Drive. The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded and reported one side of the house was on fire. Firefighters conducted a defensive attack to extinguish the fire within minutes.  

Highway 58 VFD Deputy Chief Mark Hastings reported even though the house was vacant, the house still had electricity. No injuries were reported, but Hamilton County EMS was on the scene for any potential injuries.  

Deputy Chief Hastings reported the cause of the fire will likely be electrical. Damages are listed at $50,000. The owner of this house is unknown at this time.


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