Crews Handle Two Stucture Fires, Same Time, Next Door to Each Other

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Around 2345hrs firefighters were called to Winners Circle Drive in the Equine Meadows development for a smoke condition. First in firefighters found a small fire in a wall behind a gas stove. While crews were extinguishing this fire a resident from the house next door alerted firefighters to a smoke odor in her home. Other crews entered the home and found a fire in the attic. This was extinguished and overhauled while the first fire was also handled. First alarm crews handled both fires with the assistance of 2 additional engines which were called to the scene to assist with manpower. About an hour or more prior to these calls thunderstorms rolled through the area. Residents reported a lightning strike very close to the homes. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of both fires.