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Warming Fire Damages Unoccupied Building on South Weatherlow Street

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Fire officials are attributing an early morning commercial structure fire on South Weatherlow Street to a warming fire built by transients inside the unoccupied building.

According to details released by the Susanville City Fire Department the call came in at around 3:20a.m. Thursday morning and firefighters from the City, CAL-Fire, Susan River Fire Protection District, CDCR Fire and Janesville Fire Protection District all responded to a commercial structure fire at 63 South Weatherlow Street.

Crews arrived on-scene to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the front and side of the building.

“Quick and aggressive firefighting efforts were performed and the fire was contained and extinguished to the unoccupied building,” explained Fire Captain Robert H Brown Jr. “No other buildings were involved or damaged.”

Upon investigation, according to Captain Brown, fire department personal found the building was being used by transients. The cause of the fire was determined to be from a warming fire in the room.

Total equipment committed to the incident included three Chiefs, four engines, one truck, one air-support, two Susanville Police units and a Public Works truck totaling 27 personnel.

No injuries were reported for this incident.



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2 Responses to Warming Fire Damages Unoccupied Building on South Weatherlow Street

  1. Judith Lowry

    Judith Lowry

    Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Is that where the old Marion’s bar used to be?

  2. Ariel Phearson

    Ariel Phearson

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Heidi Mahnke!!!

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