Breaking News: New Smyrna Beach firefighters extinguish house fire caused by faulty gas appliance; single occupant escapes flames

Photo for Headline Surfer / New Smyna Beach Fire Department crews extenguished a fire with visible flames at this residence, just before 2 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. The home, shown above, sustained $10,000 worth of damage due to a faulty gas appliance. A single occupant of the home got out safely on his own before firefighters arrived at 1:35 a.m. 

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- The New Smyrna Beach Fire Department responded for a residential structure fire located at 404 Rush St. at 1:35 a.m. with visible flames and smoke from one side of the house.

A single occupant of the house was able to escape the flames before fire crews arrived on scene, New Smyrna Beach Fire Department Lt. Mike Greene told Headline Surfer in an email. He said the fire was extinguished and units wrapped up their work just before 2 a.m. 

Damage to the structures is estimated to be $10,000, Greene said, adding the cause of the fire was determined to be a faulty gas appliance.

NSBFD Lt. Mike Greene / Headline Surfer®A single occupant of the house was able to escape the flames before fire crews arrived on scene, New Smyrna Beach Fire Department Lt. Mike Greene, shown here, told Headline Surfer in an email. He said the fire was extinguished and units wrapped up their work just before 2 a.m.

Damage to the structures is estimated to be $10,000., Greene said, adding the Cause of the fire was determined to be a faulty gas appliance.

New Smyrna Beach FD Units that responded to the scene include Engine 52, Engine 53, Engine 50, Rescue 50 and Battalion 50. New Smyrna Beach received assistance from Volusia County Fire Services Squad/Engine 23 and Volusia County Emergency Medical Services.

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet in Daytona Beach, Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL where he's pursuing an MA in New Media/Journalism (degree in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka Daily News, 2007-'08; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-'04; and cops & courts for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-'96.