Published: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 4:05 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 7:10 AM
By: Breaking News Staff
SPRINGFIELD TWP. — UPDATE @7:10 a.m.
Fire officials said a wood burning stove may be the cause of a fire that destroyed a Springfield Twp. home early Wednesday morning.
The fire also damaged a neighboring house that was vacant, officials said.
With temperatures hovering around zero, officials said fire equipment froze up, making it more difficult to put out the fire.
UPDATE @5:30 a.m.
Two people were able to escape a house when it caught fire in Springfield Twp. early Wednesday morning.
Fire officials have been fighting the fire defensively since arriving on scene shortly before 4 a.m. Flames were initially showing from the rear, but the fire spread quickly through the entire house, officials said.
A salt truck is on scene treating the roadway for frozen water. Several firefighters have fallen on ice on the scene, according to our crews.
Extra vehicles and coffee has been brought in to the scene to help keep firefighters warm.
UPDATE @4:43 a.m.
Flames and heavy smoke are visible from a house fire in Springfield Twp.
Crews continue to fight heavy fire at the scene more than 45 minutes after the blaze was reported.
We have a crew on scene, and this story will be updated as additional information becomes available.
Crews are responding to a working structure fire in Springfield Twp.
The fire was reported shortly before 4 a.m. on Omega Street. Mutual aid has been requested to the scene.
This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.