Penhold fire chief Jim Pendergast poses with a fire truck. (Advocate file photo)

Discarded “smoking materials” cause small fire in Penhold

No one hurt

No one was hurt after the Penhold fire department quickly put out a flaming flower garden and part of a home.

Fire crews were called to a flower garden on Harvest Close in Penhold at 1 p.m. Tuesday. On scene, they found a large flower garden in the backyard on fire as well as the outside of a house. The flames had involved some vinyl siding and some electrical lines.

The fire was quickly knocked down and crews removed all the garden framing, which was fire damaged, the involved siding and the peat moss. It was moved away from the house.

Fire chief Jim Pendergast said the cause of the fire was improperly discarded smoking materials.

Damage is estimated at $5,000. Three units and 10 firefighters responded to the scene.


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