The Delta Police Department and the Delta Fire Department are urging homeowners to check their heating systems after two homes were destroyed by fire last week.
On Jan. 29, firefighters arrived at 1140 Meeker Street to find the home fully engulfed in flames.
DPD officers found no one was home at the time. The Delta Fire Department responded with four pieces of equipment and 23 personnel. The fire reached into the attic space, resulting in the home being a total loss.
Jesus Trevino said he's lived in the house about 20 years. "It was all I had," he said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation; Trevino speculated a woodburning stove may have been at fault. He and his wife were at work when the fire broke out.
The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the family and monetary donations are being accepted at the Delta First Assembly of God. "Until they have a place to stay while the house is being rebuilt, they have no place to store things," friend Marla Johnny Moralez reported in a Facebook message.
A North Delta house under renovation was consumed by fire the morning of Friday, Jan. 30. Again, the Delta Police Department, Delta Fire Department and Delta County Ambulance District responded to the call.
DPD officers arrived at the home at 800 1400 Lane to find smoke and flames coming from the roof of the home. Officers found the house was not occupied. The Delta Fire Department responded with 18 fire personnel and six pieces of equipment to bring the fire under control. No injuries were reported. The house sustained severe damage; the cause remains under investigation.
"We would like to remind everyone to check your home heating systems to make sure they are functioning properly," said DPD spokesman Jamie Head. "Check the stove pipe for proper insulation and buildup of soot and ash. Make sure the pipes are cleaned regularly. Check the system for any leaks and ensure all carbon monoxide, smoke and fire detectors are working. Each of these checks should be performed by qualified professional personnel.blog comments powered by Disqus