[11/25/16] Orondo Family Loses Home In Thanksgiving Day Fire

Posted in Breaking News


Photo courtesy of Orondo Fire

An Orondo family of 4 has their lives to be thankful for after a Thanksgiving Day fire burned their home to the ground claiming all of their belongings.

According to Orondo Fire Chief, Jim Oatey, Orondo Fire and Ballard Ambulance were toned to a residential fire in the Brays Landing area, north of Daroga State Park just after 12:30 Thanksgiving Day.

On arrival, firefighters found a residential dwelling fully engulfed in flames, along with an orchard truck, a camper trailer and a large pile of orchard props.

The resident of the home reported he had been outside working on an automobile and when he opened the front door of the home, smoke and flames rushed out, driving him back out of the home. He suffered minor injuries and was treated by Ballard Ambulance personnel. That was the only injury.

A second alarm was sounded, but canceled after firefighters were able to knock down the blaze.

The dwelling, including contents, the orchard truck and tree props are all a total loss.

Firefighters were able to push a second vehicle that would not start away from the fire.

The family of 4 is temporarily staying with relatives.