The SRFD battled two separate blazes in two different sectors of the South side on Wednesday and Thursday night this week respectively.
The first fire occurred on Wednesday evening at about 19:13PM at a trailer in South side's trailer park located by Rhydin Street. The SRFD were quick to respond and put out the fire which blazed heavily. The crew evacuated the area and SRPD assisted with crowd control as residents of the trailer park watched the blaze consume one of their neighbor's trailer. No fatalities were reported or injuries.
"I wasn't sure why it happened- but I can tell you there was a weird beat up car sittin on some grass opposite the trailer, for an entire day. Damn thing smelled like gasoline too but none of us knew who it belonged to. I didn't call nobody cuz I didn't think it was doin nuthin to nobody anyhow." One witness to the blaze reported, wishing to remain anonymous. "Anyhow, the car ain't go up in fire but the trailer sure did." The bystander testified.
The second fire occurred at a later hour, at 20:03pm in a mixed use building with an empty store front below and an apartment up above, located on Shady Street. Shady Street is known for being the 'red light' district of the city, an area frequented by hookers and drug dealers as well as those who own businesses including a Pawn store, nightclubs and bar as well as a Sex Shop.
The SRFD arrived in a timely manner and evacuated the area, turning gas and electric off and battled the blaze while SRPD assisted with crowd control. The fire occurred in the upstairs apartment but no fatalities were reported.
"Two nights in a row, we been out battlin' fires. It been a busy week for us, we usually get EMS calls an none too frequently as of late. I will decline any commentary until the SRFD conclude their investigations into both fires but the two don't appear to correlate on the surface of things. That's all I will say. The SRPD will take over once we have concluded our examination into cause an origin." The FD Chief, Dimitri Rousseau told the Chronicles.
Rumors will no doubt abound but for now the matter will be investigated by the SRFD.