Four ‘self rescue’ from house fire


Home on Oakland Avenue a ‘total loss’

By Martin Graham - [email protected]



A female victim reported that the four occupants, including two children, were able to ecscape through an upstairs window. The Washington Fire Department, Washington Police Department, American Red Cross, Fayette County Water and Sewer, and DP&L responded to the scene.


The Washington Fire Department received a tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office of a structure fire on Oakland Avenue. Upon arrival the house at 120 Oakland Avenue was reportedly found with heavy black and white smoke.


According to the Washington Fire Department, a house was destroyed Sunday morning when it caught fire shortly before 8 a.m.

The WFD responded to a tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a structure fire on Oakland Avenue at 7:48 a.m. According to reports from the WFD, the house located at 120 Oakland Ave., occupied by Travis Tranner and his family, was found with heavy black and white smoke coming from the front of the structure. It was also observed to be showing flames at the rear of the structure.

“(Fire department) made initial entry through the rear door and knocked down the fire in the kitchen area,” the WFD report reads. “Additional personnel made entry through the front door and extinguished the fire. All occupants had self rescued prior to arrival.”

On the scene, a female victim reported the four occupants, including two children, were able to escape through an upstairs window. The cause of the fire is undetermined, but the fire department confirmed the home as a total loss. According to the WFD, the Washington Police Department, American Red Cross, Fayette County Water and Sewer, and DP&L responded to the scene.

A female victim reported that the four occupants, including two children, were able to ecscape through an upstairs window. The Washington Fire Department, Washington Police Department, American Red Cross, Fayette County Water and Sewer, and DP&L responded to the scene.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_FireonOaklandResponding.jpgA female victim reported that the four occupants, including two children, were able to ecscape through an upstairs window. The Washington Fire Department, Washington Police Department, American Red Cross, Fayette County Water and Sewer, and DP&L responded to the scene.

The Washington Fire Department received a tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office of a structure fire on Oakland Avenue. Upon arrival the house at 120 Oakland Avenue was reportedly found with heavy black and white smoke.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_FireonOakland.jpgThe Washington Fire Department received a tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office of a structure fire on Oakland Avenue. Upon arrival the house at 120 Oakland Avenue was reportedly found with heavy black and white smoke.
Home on Oakland Avenue a ‘total loss’

By Martin Graham

[email protected]

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

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