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Two-Alarm Fire Rips Through Side of Chesterfield Home

The blaze damaged several floors at a residence in the 15000 block of Appalachian Trail Drive Friday afternoon, but two occupants home at the time were able to make it out safely.

A two-alarm fire caused extensive damage to several floors of a Chesterfield home in the 15000 block of Appalachian Trail Drive this afternoon, but no one was injured in the blaze.

Two occupants home at the time reported the fire with a 911 call sometime before noon on Friday after safely exiting the house.

Crews with the Monarch Fire Protection District arrived to find smoke pouring out of windows on the second floor, but soon discovered the fire extended down to the basement, were Monarch Fire Marshall Roger Herin said it likely started.

As firefighters battled, flames emerged on one side of the house, producing such extensive heat that it damaged the side on a nearby home. Firefighters also used a ladder truck to cut a hole in the roof of the house to help the fire vent properly.

“It was rocking and rolling,” Herin said of the fire.

However, by around 12:30 p.m., the flames were extinguished and the fire damage appeared to be mainly limited to the one side of the house. The Monarch Fire Protection District first reported they were responded to the fire on Twitter at 11:57 a.m. 

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