At approximately 4:00pm Monday, the Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 402 Limbo Drive. Upon arrival they found the garage area of the home involved in heavy fire and venting through the roof. Units quickly made an aggressive interior attack on the fire from the living room.
Thanks to a quick response by HVFD members the fire was quickly knocked down and units began the lengthy process of extinguishing hot spots. Damage was limited to approximately 40% of the home, mainly in the garage and attic area. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time; however, neighbors advised they heard an explosion before they noticed the home was on fire.
HVFD received automatic aid from Hickerson Station Volunteer Fire Department, New Union Volunteer Fire Department, North Coffee Volunteer Fire Department, and Summitville Volunteer Fire Department. Coffee County EMS stood by for the duration of the emergency while the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department provided traffic control on Limbo Drive. While wrapping up fire suppression operations on Limbo Drive, HVFD was dispatched to another structure fire on South B Street. Upon arrival, units determined that it was not a structure fire, but an illegal burn.
HVFD would like to thank all of the automatic aid departments for all of their continued support.