May 31, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 23

Flames claim home Sunday evening

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire on 7th and Gjoa at 10:45 p.m. Sunday.

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“Upon arrival, over half of the structure was fully engulfed in flames,” Assistant Fire Chief David Berg said.

Flames from the burning structure were threatening adjacent homes and time was of the essence. “It took us about an hour to darken down the building enough to enter the structure,” Berg said.

A deluge gun, which is a truck mounted device capable of delivering hundreds of gallons of water per minute, was used to combat the flames on the second story of the structure.

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