Fire Chief Andy Metsker, who lived in the same subdivision was first to arrive on the scene and made sure everyone was out of the home. He confirmed the fire, noting smoke was coming from the home when he arrived on scene.
Fire fighters arrived on the scene and located a smoldering pile of laundry in the basement’s utility room. Chief Metsker believes the heat from a halogen lamp left on in the laundry area ignited material and started the blaze. The heat from the flames melted a PVC pipe from the water heated allowing the water from the water heater to extinguish the majority of the fire.