Homeowners displaced by Montgomery County Fire


January 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The American Red Cross was assisting a rural Villisca family in finding a place to stay following a residential structure fire Friday morning.

House fire near Villisca (Brian Hamman/MCEMA photo)

According to Montgomery County Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Hamman, his office assisted Villisca Fire and EMS at 104 N. 5th Street, after fire crews were paged shortly after 9:35-a.m.  Hamman says once the initial units arrived on scene, they found a 2 story dwelling with heavy fire throughout the structure.

Mutual aid was requested from Stanton Fire for additional manpower. The American Red Cross was called to provide support for the home owners and additional rehabilitation for the firefighters. Hamman said he appreciates all agencies that helped at the fire scene Friday morning, and thanks Villisca Foods for providing food for the firefighters.

MC-EMA photo/Brian Hamman