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Fire Burns Through Rochester Home; All Residents Escaped to Safety

The blaze began in the electrical panel of the two-story home on Terry Avenue, fire investigators say.

No injuries were reported when a fire destroyed a Rochester home Friday afternoon. 

The fire on Terry Avenue, east of Rochester Road and north of Romeo Street, began in the main electrical panel, according to a preliminary investigation, said Rochester Fire Chief John Cieslik. From there, it "stayed hidden for awhile as it burned in the interior of the walls, into an addition and into the home's attic," he said. 

Rochester firefighters were called to a report of a house fire in the 300 block of Terry at 1:12 p.m.; they arrived on the scene three minutes later. When the first crew arrived, firefighters reported heavy black smoke coming from the first floor of the back of the home.  All of the residents were accounted for, Cieslik said. 

The fire was brought under control by 1:49 p.m. and was completely out at 2:33 p.m., Cieslik said. The damage is estimated at $175,000, he said.

mike January 05, 2013 at 04:02 PM
we're are all fine. thanks for the thoughts.
David Gifford January 05, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Glad to hear! Just wanted to extend some neighborly hospitality!
Ron Feltz Geppetto Building and Restoration January 06, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Hi just wanted you to know if you need help with rebuilding your home we can come over and help you with all of yur needs.Im gald your family is ok and if there is any thing i cn help you with my company is Geppetto Building and Restoration we work with all insurance carriers and specialize in fire restoration. Here is my web site address www.geppettobuilding.com i was a former fireman with oakland twp and lake orion and have 27 years of great work backing my company. God Bless You and its unique that i even saw this post. Ron Feltz Jr 248 693 9438
Ron Feltz Geppetto Building and Restoration January 06, 2013 at 11:18 AM
I should have checked my spelling though
Nancy M Antenucci January 06, 2013 at 06:19 PM
So sorry M. so very grateful the folks are ok. Blessings to you and yours...

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