WALTON COUNTY FIRE RESCUE KNOCKS DOWN SECOND HOUSE FIRE IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS
Walton County Fire Rescue (WCFR) responded to their second residential fire in less than 24 hours on Monday morning.
Just seven hours after clearing the scene of a house fire in Ponce de Leon, WCFR received notification of a second house fire in DeFuniak Springs. At 10:17 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16th, Walton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a structure fire on Sherwood Road. The caller stated smoke was quickly filling up their home. WCFR crews arrived and confirmed smoke and flames coming from a single-story residence. DeFuniak Springs Fire Department crews arrived moments later to assist Walton County Fire Rescue at the scene. Firefighters made entry into the house and deployed an attack line to begin extinguishing the fire, which appeared to originate in one of the bedrooms. Volunteers with Liberty and Argyle volunteer departments were also on scene providing water support.
Firefighters quickly knocked down the flames, keeping the fire from spreading into a nearby wooded area.
Fortunately, everyone made it out of the home safely and no one was injured.
The fire is believed to be accidental in nature. American Red Cross was contacted to aid the residents of the damaged home.
Walton County Fire Rescue would like to thank DeFuniak Springs Fire Department, as well as volunteers with Liberty and Argyle volunteer fire districts for their assistance on scene. We would also like to thank Eglin Air Force Base Fire & Emergency Services for providing coverage while WCFR firefighters worked the fire.