Firefighters Respond to Early Morning House Fire in Henderson

An early morning house fire in Henderson on Friday caused extensive damage to a home after firefighters ran into multiple roadblocks in their efforts to extinguish the flames.

Posted: Feb 19, 2021 5:53 AM
Updated: Feb 19, 2021 11:20 AM

Crews with the Henderson Fire Department responded to the scene of a residential structure fire in the 900 block of Trail Drive early Friday morning.

Officials say the call came in around 3:45 am Friday morning after neighbors noticed fire coming from the home's garage.

Although those same neighbors began banging on the home's door in an attempt to awaken the occupants, fire officials say no one was home at the time of the fire.

Due to the time of day, no one being home, and most neighbors presumably being asleep, the fire department says the fire had become well-advanced and had moved into the home's attic before crews even arrived.

Fire crews then arrived and attempted to access a fire hydrant, only to discover the hydrant was frozen and could not be freed. Crews moved on to a second hydrant further down the street and, after some slight difficulty with that hydrant, established a water supply.

Then, a short time later, HFD says someone ran over that supply line, dragging it and severing it from the hose’s coupling and possibly damaging the hydrant itself.

The Incident Commander then requested a Water Tender truck from Zion Volunteer Fire Department in case any further water supply issues arose. In the meantime, a new section of supply hose was swapped out for the severed hose and a supply was re-established.

The fire was extinguished sometime later, but not before it had damaged the roof members to the point of partial collapse.

There were no injuries reported.

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