Firefighters made quick work of a residential structure fire Wednesday afternoon on North Street in Susanville, confining damage to an area near a wood stove.
At around 11:54a.m., the Susanville Fire Department, along with automatic aid from the Susan River Fire Protection District and Cal Fire responded to a residential structure fire, located on the 1400 block of North Street in Susanville.
“On arrival, a small fire was discovered in an exterior wall near a wood stove,” explained Fire Captain Mark Ward in a statement released this afternoon. “The fire was completely extinguished within 20 minutes.”
According to Captain Ward the cause of the fire was related to the installation of the wood stove which left insufficient clearance to combustibles and contributed to pyrolysis of the combustible materials. The wood stove was not recently installed.
No injuries were reported and residents were not displaced – damage was confined to the area of origin
A Chief Officer, two City Police Units, six Fire Engines and 1 Ladder Truck responded to the structure fire. Agencies assisting in the incident were Susanville Police Department, the California Correctional Center Fire Department, Susan River FPD, Cal-Fire and Susanville City Public Works.