On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the Perry Fire Department put out a house fire on 1305 Tenth Street. The house is owned by Jose & Diaz, 1214 30th St. in Perry and is being rented by Cheri Sue Hemphill.
According to a news release from Hinds, the Fire Department was contacted at 8:51 a.m. regarding smoke and flames reported from the residence.
“The caller also relayed to dispatch that the fire may have a 27 year old male trapped in the upstairs of the residence,” the news release reads.
Assistant Chief Brian Eiteman was the first to arrive on scene at 8:58 a.m. Upon arrival, Eiteman reported “heavy smoke coming from the front of the house.” Both departments from Perry and Dawson responded to the call.
A team initially made their entrance through the front door and were able to smother the fire located in the living room and the kitchen. From there, they moved upstairs, extinguishing the fire located in the upstairs bedrooms.
Both fire departments were at the scene until a little past noon, according to the news release, and all three residents were safe and out of the home.
According to the news release, the fire department discovered that no one was initially trapped as reported.
“It is believed that the fire may have started in the stairwell leading to the upstairs of the residence, but a cause has not yet been determined,” reads the news release.
According to Chris Hinds, Fire Chief, the fire is still under investigation.