LEWISTON – The Lewiston Fire Department responded to two separate fires Thursday afternoon. The first fire involved a motorhome and surrounding trees in the 1400 block of 3rd Avenue North. Crews were dispatched at 4:26 PM, for a reported vehicle and brush fire.
First arriving crews found a motorhome fully involved in flame and the surrounding brush and trees were beginning to ignite. The brush fire and motorhome fire were quickly knocked down preventing any further extension. The motorhome was a total loss of approximately $7,500.
One person working on the motorhome received minor burns and was transported by private vehicle to St Joseph Regional Medical Center for treatment. No other injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
The second fire was dispatched at 7:55 PM. The caller stated the back porch of the house at 1909 9th Avenue was on fire. First arriving crews were able to make quick
access to the back porch and extinguished a propane barbeque that was on fire. The house received minimal damage and was checked for possible fire extension with
none found. The barbecue had just been used and grease buildup was the cause of the fire.
No injuries were reported and the only loss was the propane barbeque
valued at approximately $150.
Both fires were handled by the crew from Station 1, 300 13th Street, including one engine and brush truck for the first fire and one engine and ambulance for the second fire. 4 chief officers and one fire inspector responded to the first fire and one chief officer responded to the second fire. The crew at Station 1 includes a three-man engine company and a two-man ambulance, for a total of 5 personnel.