The Galesburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1066 E. Dayton St. yesterday afternoon, February 4th, at 4:29 PM. The response included all three stations and the 11 personnel on duty. Upon arrival, heavy fire had engulfed a detached garage and was spreading to the nearby home. Acting Battalion Chief Jeff Maher established command and the Brooks St. Station crew entered the structure with an attack line to extinguish the fire. The Fremont St. Station crew searched the smoke-filled home, located the family dog and passed him out of a window to waiting Galesburg Police Officers. No injuries were reported.
An emergency callback of off duty fire personnel was initiated to provide emergency coverage for the City. Preliminary damage estimates are at $30,000. The garage sustained heavy fire damage with damage to the exterior of the home. The interior of the home sustained minor smoke damage. Galesburg Fire Investigators determined the fire to be unintentional.
***Courtesy of the Galesburg Fire Department***