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SVFD battle their second fire in as many days

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For the second time in as many days the Stanley Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) report responding to their second apartment fire.

On Mar. 14 a little past 9:30 p.m. crews reported to a fifteen unit two story complex located at 952 Brady Road.

Firefighters arrived five minutes after the call to find one lower floor apartment on fire and smoke going into five other units.

Smoke alarms alerted occupants and 20 residents were able to evacuate safely.

Due to cold weather ambulances were called in from Page County for residents to use to keep warm.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to just one unit the occupant of which was not home at the time but his dog was.

Despite efforts of Emergency Medical Crews the dog succumbed to its injuries.

The apartment complex is insured but the occupant of the unit did not have insurance and is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and is believed to have begun in the bedroom.

The apartment unit sustained approximately $50,000 in damage.

Six units responded to the fire taking about 20 minutes to bring it under control.

Crews remained on the scene for approximately 2 hours to ensure the fire was completely out.

On Mar. 13 Firefighters reported a fire that caused $40,000 damage to a different apartment in another area of Stanley.

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