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Firefighters respond to Gering house fire

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Less than 20 minutes after receiving the call, firefighters have extinguished a fire at a Gering residence.

The call came in at around 8:15 a.m., and was reported in the 600 block of Mark Drive.

Both the Gering Volunteer Fire Department and Scottsbluff Fire Department were dispatched to help battle the fire.

According to Gering Fire Chief Jay Templar, when crews arrived at the scene there were very little flames, but a lot of smoke.
"It got hot enough that it melted the waterline in the basement. Worked like a sprinkler system and that's what controlled it to the point it was at," explains Templar. "there was still some fire in there once we got into the basement. Basically we got here when we had a lot of smoke. We had very little flames still showing. The pipe was spraying water into that room that was on fire."

Templar says the bedroom and basement are primarily what burned and there were no injuries.

The state fire marshall has been called to come to the scene to try and determine the cause of the blaze.


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