"He kept it knocked down enough where once we arrived we were able to put water on it, we were able to keep the fire from spreading,"
"We had some smoke damage throughout the house, but mostly just fire damage in a back bathroom and a bedroom in the back."
Keith lives there with his wife, Meagon, and their three children, four dogs and cat.
Menard requested a tanker task force since flames were showing on the exterior of the Burdos' home when his crew arrived.
Fortunately, the flames were knocked down fairly quickly.
"They were all there, but we didn't actually need any (additional) water."
Overall, about 40 firefighters responded.
Firefighters had to cut the floor out of the bathroom to extinguish flames that had extended between two layers of flooring, Menard said.
The two affected rooms sustained moderate to severe damage but are salvageable, the chief said, as the structure itself is still sound, but the flooring and walls will need work.
"The homeowner was very appreciative of the quick response. We kept damage to a minimum."
The departments were back in service at
HEART OF GOLD
Tuesday morning, the aroma of chicken noodle soup wafted from
She was making it for the Burdos, who are her next-door neighbors.
"They're lovely, lovely people," Clark said. "Meagon is so giving -- huge heart of gold."
Clark had slept through the fire departments' response, waking up about an hour and a half later to see an ambulance in her driveway.
"We thought it was an accident at the end of the road," Clark said.
Meagon said the kids were spending Tuesday with a relative until she and her husband figured out what to do next.
They do have insurance on their home and are not in need of clothing or furniture, she said.
She had little to add except that God saved her home, husband and family.
"We give all credit, honestly, as a family ... to God because trailers go up fast."
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