Garage Fire in Dresden: Fire Fighters Protect the Home

by Miriah Turner on February 18, 2014 at 6:51 am

Icy conditions in Dresden presented challenges for fire fighters at the scene of a garage fire this evening. Chris Baruning of 5180 Fawn Drive called Falls Township Fire Department after 3 PM to extinguish a fire in his garage.

"We arrived on the scene and had a fully involved two story garage," said Chief Joe Hunt of Falls Township Fire. "Due to water shorateges and no fire hydrants in this area we called for tankers from Dresden, Frazeysburg, and Licking Township, established a water supply, extinguished the fire."

Ice on the property hindered the inital tactics to fight the fire. Extensive hoses were required to run water from fire tankers and up the steep driveway.

"The garage at that point was already written off as a loss, so we protected the house until we got additional resources here and then fully attacked the garage," said Chief Hunt.

There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.