One Injured In House Fire

Quick response credited with saving neighboring homes

Crews from multiple departments — Dunn, Benson, Coats, Erwin and Harnett County EMS — were dispatched to a residential fire on Chelsea Lane in Dunn Tuesday. Firefighters examine some of the damage to the home while standing by in case flames were to reignite. Dunn Daily Record Photo

DUNN – One person was injured in a Dunn house fire that prompted quick response from multiple agencies Tuesday.

Units from Dunn Emergency Services responded to reports of a house fire at 103 Chelsea Lane just before noon. When they arrived, firefighters saw flames and smoke escaping the front of the house, according to Dunn EMS Deputy Chief Scott Phillips.

The fire’s only victim was outside when first responders arrived and was treated at the scene before being transported to a local hospital.

Phillips estimated 40% of the home’s front wall was on fire when they arrived. The front rooms included a living room and kitchen. The fire was quickly contained.

“Our guys did a great job of knocking it down,” Phillips said. “We pretty much think it’s out now. We’re just checking for hot spots now. Great work by our folks they did a great job.”

Phillips said crews were at the scene within three minutes of the call and firefighters were inside the structure within five minutes.

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“We’ve had at least probably 10 firefighters inside at one time or another,” Phillips said.

The fire was under control in 20 to 30 minutes, he added.

Thanks to their efforts and quick response, the fire did not spread to neighboring homes.

“We don’t having anything outside. We don’t have anything else affected,” Phillips said. “Our folks did a great job.”

In addition to Dunn EMS, crews from Plainview, Benson, Coats and Erwin as well as the fire marshal’s office and Harnett County EMS responded to the scene.

No determination as to the cause of the fire has been made and the investigation into the blaze is continuing.

-Dunn Daily Record