Floor collapse causes delay of fire investiagtion
by Madasyn Czebiniak
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The Anniston Fire Department today was investigating a house fire that occurred Friday evening on the 1400 block of McCall Drive, a press release said.

According to a press release, the department sent 13 firefighters to respond around 8:41 p.m.

Anniston fire Capt. Joel Roberts said the fire started in the basement and made its way to the main floor of the home. Because the fire caused the main floor’s ceiling to collapse into the basement, it was too dangerous for firefighters to investigate the cause of the blaze Friday evening.

According to the press release, Anniston firefighters were able to put the blaze safely out and stop its progression to other areas of the home. No firefighters or residents were injured, the press release said.

According to the release, the owner of the home was on the scene with the department Friday evening. Firefighters put her in touch with the Calhoun Cleburne chapter of the American Red Cross Friday evening to assist her, the release said.

According to Matthew Carrier, the emergency services specialist with the Calhoun Cleburne chapter of the American Red Cross, each case is different. Based on their needs, people can acquire things such as shelter and clothing. Carrier said that over the weekend, the Red Cross helped 12 adults and 12 children because of two fires at Anniston homes.

Roberts said Anniston firefighters would return to the home Monday afternoon to investigate the cause of the fire.

The captain said Monday he suspected no foul play in the fire.

Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.

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