Fire Hits Starr Street Home; Closest Hydrant Not Working

NO ONE WAS HOME WHEN FIRE GUTTED THE 1 1/2-STORY HOUSE AT 1135 SOUTH STARR STREET IN BURLINGTON LAST NIGHT. 

OWNER RON LIMKEMANN GOT HOME AND CALLED IT IN JUST BEFORE 7:45, AND WHEN BURLINGTON & WEST BURLINGTON CREWS ARRIVED, THEY SAW SMOKE COMING FROM THE WOOD-FRAME BUILDING, FLAMES SHOOTING OUT THE BACK END, AND A FIRE NEAR THE CENTER OF THE FIRST FLOOR.   THEY HAD TROUBLE FINDING A HYDRANT THAT WORKED, BUT ONCE THEY DID, THEY KNOCKED IT DOWN IN ABOUT AN HOUR.

 

DAMAGE HAS BEEN ESTIMATED AT 60-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE STRUCTURE AND 25-THOUSAND MORE TO ITS CONTENTS, BUT IT IS INSURED.   BURLINGTON POLICE, CITY FIRE MARSHAL MARK CROOKS, AND THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE ARE INVESTIGATING, TO TRY AND FIND A CAUSE. THEY SAY IT’S NOT CONSIDERED SUSPICIOUS.

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