A Roseville family loses their home to a fire on Tuesday.
Harrison Fire Department was dispatched around 12:30 p.m. to 4000 Leffler Road. Roseville Assistant Fire Chief Albert Laese said due to the weather conditions and roadways, Newtown and Roseville Fire Departments arrived on the scene first.
"It was fully engulfed, flames the entire length of the trailer on our arrival, defensive operations, really no idea what happened we haven’t caught up with any family members yet or residents," he said.
The family was able to escape safely. Laese said the cause of the fire is unknown and it will be hard to determine, especially since the home is considered a total loss. He said the fire trucks and tankers have had trouble maneuvering roadways in these icy conditions and it can delay their response time.
"We were going to send tankers back to Roseville, but so far we haven’t been able to back one out after they were lightened up by their water being gone. So it’s yet to be seen how we’ll get everything out of here," said the assistant chief.
He said having additional crews respond to scenes like this one is important for manpower and water. .