Selma Road house fire in Springfield traced to electrical problem, captain says

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Crews are on the scene of a house fire on Selma Road in Springfield

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UPDATE @ 9:55 p.m.: An electrical problem is being blamed for the Selma Road house fire that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage, said Capt. Jonathan Pirk, Springfield Fire Rescue Division.

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Flames from the small electric fire worked their way up into the attic at the rear of the house, he said. Neighbors noticed the fire and smoke and called 9-1-1.

Capt. Pirk said firefighters rescued four dogs.

“They’re in good shape,” the captain said of the dogs. “Two of the dogs were not happy... they didn’t want to come out.”

The electric service had to be shut off. That, plus the water and smoke damage caused damage Pirk estimated at $10,000 to $15,000.

The resident was not at home and will be staying with family member for the foreseeable future because of the damage, the captain said.

INITIAL REPORT

Crews are working on putting out a house fire in the 900 block of Selma Road in Springfield.

The incident was reported just after 8 p.m. and we’re hearing there is smoke and flames on the upper floor of the house.

We have not heard any reports of injuries.

We will update this report as we learn more. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.

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