Community response helps knock down Lewiston fire

A passer-by’s phone call and the quick response of the volunteer fire department helped save a Lewiston home Friday afternoon. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Blair says the resident of the home near 300 South 80 West was cutting wood Friday morning and sparked a flame. She reportedly doused the fire and left for work, but it apparently smoldered throughout the morning and ignited just after 1 p.m. Blair says the fire burned the wood pile and caught a tree on fire. The heat of the fire melted the siding on the back of the house and garage but Blair says thanks to a firewall block between the siding and the wood frame of the house, the fire didn’t penetrate the structure. Approximately 8-10 volunteer firefighters quickly knocked the fire down. Blair says no one was injured and the family was not displaced from the fire.

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