One injured by attic fire Friday afternoon on Grapevine Drive

Residents heard smoke detector sounding intermittently for 'a couple of hours'

Two people were displaced and one suffered minor injuries in an attic fire at a home in the 600 block of Grapevine Drive Friday afternoon.

Firefighters arriving at the home shortly after 2 p.m.found smoke coming from the roof vents and extinguished the attic fire within five minutes.

One of the residents had heard a smoke detector going off intermittently for "a couple of hours."

A man described by firefighters as elderly burned his hands on hot embers while trying to access the attic, and was transported to a hospital for minor to moderate injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but the damage was limited to the attic, roof and ceilings, firefighters said.

— Bay City News Service


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