Sterling Structure Saved in Evening Fire

Central Emergency Services said they had a quick save last night in a Sterling structure fire. Brad Nelson with CES says they were called to 38079 Andrus Lane at 9:50pm.


Nelson: “The crews responded from the Sterling station as well as our other stations. Got there in about 10 minutes and saw approximately about a 10×20 cabin type structure with smoke coming out of the rear end. The crews ensured that everybody had made it outside of the residence so no life safety issues, just the fire. They made a quick attack on the fire. They were able to get the fire under control in about 5 minutes and have it actually out in about 10. The building was saved. The building was originally designed as a residential cabin type, but was actually being used as a chicken coop. After we did the investigation, we were able to see that the most likely cause is one of the heat lamps for the chicks fell down and ignited some of the combustible materials, some of the wood shavings and wood.”


Nelson said the property owner called 9-1-1 right away, enabling crews to arrive on scene quickly. The structure only sustained minor damage, which is repairable.

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