Second fire in a month hits Leiper Street home


Fire­fight­ers were called to a prop­erty on the 4700 block of Leiper St. for the second time in a month on Ju­ly 15. But just as they had on Ju­ly 7, fire­fight­ers quickly ar­rived and got things un­der con­trol.

Light smoke was com­ing from a mul­ti­fam­ily struc­ture on the block at 8:24 a.m. on Ju­ly 15, said Ex­ec­ut­ive Fire Chief Richard Dav­is­on. No one was in­jured and it was be­lieved an elec­tric­al prob­lem was the source of the smoke, the chief said.

On Ju­ly 7, there was a fire at the same build­ing, which fire­fight­ers had un­der con­trol in 10 minutes, Dav­is­on said. No one was in­jured in that in­cid­ent, and the cause of that fire has not been de­term­ined, the chief said.

In both cases, the Red Cross aided res­id­ents. ••


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