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 A family escaped serious injury after a house fire in the 8000 block of Chapp Avenue just west of Van Dyke Avenue on Feb. 16. An online effort to assist them has been established on GoFundMe.

A family escaped serious injury after a house fire in the 8000 block of Chapp Avenue just west of Van Dyke Avenue on Feb. 16. An online effort to assist them has been established on GoFundMe.

Photo by Brian Louwers


No injuries reported after house fire on Chapp

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published February 21, 2020

WARREN — A mother and three children escaped serious injury after a house fire in the 8000 block of Chapp Avenue, reported at 1:10 p.m. Feb. 16.

Warren Fire Chief Tim Morgan said crews were dispatched to the home near Stephens Road and Van Dyke Avenue in response to a 911 call about a structure fire. Quint 1 was the first Warren Fire Department vehicle on the scene at 1:13 p.m.

“They arrived to a fully-engulfed fire, out of the front … and they started an interior attack,” Morgan said.

Engine 2 arrived at the scene and firefighters attached a hose to a hydrant. Additional personnel from Engine 3 and Squad 1 were called to the scene and the structure was ventilated.

No injuries were reported among the occupants or Warren firefighters. A mother and three kids were in the house at the time. The father was not home.

“The mom told the battalion chief that she thinks one of the kids knocked over a candle in the front room,” Morgan said.

The exact cause remained undetermined on Feb. 17.

An online effort to assist the family has been established. You can assist them and find out what items are needed at www.gofundme.com/f/sbrxc-matthews.