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Fire and Ice
1/10/2014
Spray from fire hoses creates a rainbow and some falling ice as firefighters work Monday afternoon to contain a house fire on Fourth Street. The cause of the fire was electrical, officials said. Staff photo / Nanette Laster
 
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By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer

   Grenada firefighters had ice on their visors, even as they battled towering flames at a house fire on Monday.
   Men in full safety gear, called PPE’s, or personal protective equipment, creaked with ice as they hustled around the house, in freezing temperatures, with flames reaching above the chimney.
   Ice found in gutters, and grass as stiff as a wire brush, cracked under the firefighters’ hurried steps.
   GFD Shift B was the primary responder, with support from Shift A, at the fire that erupted in the 500 block of Fourth Street shortly after 3 p.m.
   The occupants, including the owner, who fire officials identified as Julia Pryor, had already got out of the house, one official said, but the building was involved.
   Firefighters initially engaged the blaze on the top floor, a press release said, but they had to retreat outside because of smoke and fear that the house would collapse. 

   For complete details, read the print edition or subscribe to the online edition of the GrenadaStar.


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