(updated 8:45-a.m. Sunday) House Fire in Atlantic


January 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Firefighters were called to the scene this (Sunday) morning, of a house fire. The call about the blaze at 207 Linn Street came in just before 7-a.m.  All the occupants of the home escaped safely.

View from the north side of the home

The single-story home was said to have been fully engulfed in flames when the call was dispatched, but that was not the case when firefighters arrived. KJAN News Director Ric Hanson spoke with Atlantic Fire’s 1st Assistant Fire Chief Russell Peck about the incident, as crews were wrapping-up and about to return to the station.

Peck said when they arrived there was some flames and black smoke inside the structure, around the kitchen area. He said it appears the fire’s origin appears to have been in the kitchen, and was electrical in nature, possibly due to a space heater, but the exact cause remains undetermined. Peck says there was a substantial amount of damage to the kitchen, along with heavy smoke and heat damage to the rest of the home.

Atlantic Firefighters at the scene of 207 Linn St. (NE view)