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Rome firefighters battle fire and temperatures

With temperatures in the single digits, the Rome Fire Department had to battle not only fire but also temperatures.

Posted: Jan 1, 2018 4:15 PM
Updated: Jan 1, 2018 11:39 PM

ROME - With temperatures in the single digits, the Rome Fire Department had to battle not only fire but also freezing temperatures. According to Chief Ron Brement of the Rome Fire Department, firefighters arrived at 6403 Henderberg Rd around 1:30 p.m., Monday afternoon.

“Upon arrival there were smoke and flames showing,” said Chief Brement. “Once we were able to get inside the fire spread from the first floor, into the second and eventually to the attic.”

According to Chief Brement, the frigid temperatures played a major factor in knocking down the fire.

“These cold temperatures of zero degrees were not making it very easy, it made the process a lot tougher,” said Chief Brement.

He later went onto explain, how the cold temperatures made it challenging due to freezing water and freezing air packs they were using.

“We had to rotate our guys in and out just to make sure that nobody got frost bite,” said Chief Brement.

The fire crew got the fire knocked down within two hours. Everyone who was inside of the house made it out safe, along with their dog.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this point.

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