Payson Family Escapes House Fire

Firefighters douse flames shooting from the basement of a home in Payson on Friday.

Firefighters douse flames shooting from the basement of a home in Payson on Friday. Photo by Pete Aleshire. |

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A Payson family escaped a house fire on Friday afternoon that sent up a pillar of smoke visible all over town.

Flames shooting out of the basement window of the house on Colcord set an oak tree and the carport on fire and filled the whole house with smoke after 1 p.m. on Friday.

The quick arrival of firefighters from Payson, Hellsgate, Houston Mesa and the U.S. Forest Service fire departments kept the flames from spreading to the rest of the house or to neighboring houses.

Fire commanders said all the residents of the house escaped. The residents said their dog didn't make it out of the house. However, firefighters worked their way through the smoky house and found the dog. Police say firefighters revived the dog, using supplemental oxygen.

For details on the fire and the investigation into the cause, see Tuesday’s Roundup.

Comments

H. Wm. Rhea III 6 months ago

It's good to know that we have such good and dedicated fire services here in Payson.

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Pat Randall 6 months ago

Yes the fire fighters are great, Now if the paper would shape up. I started to read the comments and the first one was about a fire at 710 N. Colcord and the date is Dec. 6, 2004. That was 10 years ago. Please Mr. Naughton get the old comments off.

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H. Wm. Rhea III 6 months ago

I don't mind the old articles as they are good reference for me, but they could perhaps put a date by them or something so that longtime readers knew they were older, out of date articles. Maybe even just precede the articles name with the word "Archive - ".

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Pat Randall 6 months ago

Mr. Naughton It is both old comments and news articles. Thank you (:

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Pat Randall 6 months ago

Mr.Rhea, There is a date on the top right hand side of the old articles.

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