BREAKING NEWS: New Smyrna Beach firefighters save house by limiting most of early morning blaze to garage

Photos for Headline Surfer / New Smyrna Beach firefighters respond to a 9-1-1 call at 1:02 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at the residence in the 500 block of Ball Street. Two occupants were led from the home by firefighters. Most of the blaze was contained to the garage.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Just after 1 this morning, New Smyrna Beach Fire Department Engine 50 was dispatched for a fire outside a residence at 533 Ball St. where firefighters found a fully involved detached garage fire with impingement onto the single family residence.

Engine 50 then upgraded the alarm to a residential structure fire.

New Smyrna Beach Fire Departments Engine 52, Engine 53, Edgewater Rescue 55, Volusia County Fire Services Squad/Engine 23, Battalion 50 and Volusia County Emergency Medical Services responded to assist Engine 50.

"Engine 50 quickly made a search of the residence and evacuated two occupants," New Smyrna Beach Fire Department Lt. Mike Greene told Headline Surfer. "Heavy fire conditions from the detached garage was impinging onto the rear of the residential structure. Engine 50 pulled a pre-connect fire hose and was able to have the fire under control in four minutes. Crews on scene effectively stopped the fire from entering the residential structure."

NSBFD Lt Mike Greene / Headline Surfer®"Engine 50 quickly made a search of the residence and evacuated two occupants," New Smyrna Beach Fire Department Lt. Mike Greene, shown here at left, told Headline Surfer. 

"Heavy fire conditions from the detached garage was impinging onto the rear of the residential structure. Engine 50 pulled a pre-connect fire hose and was able to have the fire under control in four minutes. Crews on scene effectively stopped the fire from entering the residential structure."

There was moderate damage to the residence, but not enough to call it a complete loss, though the same couldn't be said for the detached garage, which had extensive fire damage.

Damage to the structures is estimated to be $20,000. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. 

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