Centralia City Firemen fight a fire in the second story of the Jordan Hartrup and Danielle Keigley home on Firewood Lane. Photo by Tim Ferguson
Centralia City Firemen work to put out the Wednesday morning fire on Firewood Lane. Photo by Tim Ferguson.
Centralia Man Injured When Trying To Put Out Fire In Son's HomeA Centralia man is undergoing treatment at St. Mary's Hospital for injuries he received when trying to put out a fire at his son's home just off Raccoon Lake Wednesday morning.
Centralia City Firemen say Jeff Hartrup was doing remodeling work on the home at 1627 Firewood Lane when he heard a pop and flames starting coming out of the floor of the large second story room.
Hartrup tried to put out the fire by throwing his coat on top of the flames.
Fire officials say in the process Hartrup received second degree burns to both of his arms.
Firemen were able to confine the fire to the second story room. Tarps were used to protect furnishings on the bottom floor so there was limited water damage and no smoke damage.
The owners of the home, Jordan Hartrup and Danielle Keigley, were not home at the time.
The cause of the fire has not been determined. There was a heater near where the fire started, but it was turned on. Damage is estimated at $8,000 to $10,000.
All three shifts of Centralia City Firemen were called in to fight the blaze. The Centralia Fire Protection District was called to bring a tanker to the scene because of the poor water supply in the area. The fire call was received at 10:27 Wednesday morning, with firemen remaining on the scene about two hours.
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