The Galesburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 752 W. Losey Street last night, January 16, 2024, at 11:24 PM. The response included all three stations and the 12 personnel on duty. Upon arrival, fire crews encountered flames engulfing the covered front porch on the east side of the residence. Acting Battalion Chief Jim Pendergast established command and the Central station crew made an initial attack with a hose line and extinguished the fire. Two cats were located by crews inside the structure, the occupant was out of the structure at the time of fire department arrival. No injuries were reported.
An emergency callback of off-duty fire personnel was initiated to provide emergency coverage to the city and relieve fire crews that were working in the sub-zero temperatures. Preliminary damages are estimated at approximately $15,000.
The exterior of the structure sustained heavy fire damage and the first floor of the residence sustained moderate smoke damage throughout. Galesburg Fire Department Investigators ruled the cause of the fire as unintentional.
***Courtesy of the Galesburg Fire Department***