Fire officials say it was a combination of fast thinking and old plaster that saved a farm house on County Road F Thursday morning after a space heater set curtains in that house on fire.
Fire fighters say the family living there had smoke detectors and they worked. The people closed up all the doors and got out as they should, and that kept the fire from spreading.
Firefighters were called out yesterday morning around 6:30 to the old farm house with plaster walls. They say it was a good thing that those walls were plaster, as plaster can get very hot but it doesn’t burn well.
They also say it was good that the homeowner closed up all the doors and windows before leaving. If she had ran out and left the doors open, the incoming air would have made a big difference.
Actual fire damage is estimated at $500, but smoke damage is estimated at $3,000.