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Firefighters Fight House Fire As Ammunition Ignites

Posted: 2021-09-08 07:57:04 By: thebay

The Town of Huntsville provided an update on the early morning fire on Fieldale Rd. yesterday.

The town says residents were watching TV when they smelled smoke. They called 911 and waited outside for first responders to arrive. Upon arrival, firefighters saw flames coming through windows and the roof.

The town says that at one point, ammunition inside the home reacted to the heat of the fire and ignited.

Crews withdrew from the residence for their safety and put water on the fire from a distance. Firefighters battled the fire for about 3 hours before beginning overhaul.

There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation with an estimated damage of $550,000.