Firefighters called back twice for rekindle in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 December 2020 at 12:59 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The Albion Fire Department is shown at the scene of 221 West State St. at about noon today for a rekindle at the scene.

This house was engulfed with fire on Saturday evening. The blaze, which started in an attached garage, spread to two neighboring houses, one on East Academy Street and the other on West State Street.

Firefighters left the scene at about 2 a.m. last night but were called back at about 3:45 when the fire rekindled. They were then called back again at about 11:45 when smoke could be seen coming from the house.

Fire Chief Harry Papponetti said the house is an unsafe structure. He isn’t allowing firefighters inside to deal with hot spots.

“We’re going to give it a good soaking,” he said at about noon today.

The Fire Department was spraying water on the house, using a deck gun on top of the fire truck.

Papponetti said the insurance company will decide how soon the house will come down.

The two neighboring houses remain boarded up.

Click here for a video of the Fire Department on scene at about noon today.

A section of East Academy Street is blocked off to traffic.

Albion firefighters Rob Conner, left, and Joe Grube check where the garage was for any hot spots.