Last week was a busy one for members of the Paris Volunteer Fire Department. They were called out to fight two fires on Monday, Feb. 12 and again on Tuesday, Feb. 13, according to Fire Chief John Wells.
“It’s not often that we’re called out to fight two fires in a week,” Wells said. “In this case, it was two days in a row and both were house fires.”
The fire on Monday, Feb. 12 took place at a residence on North Fourth Street. Firemen were called to the scene around 1 p.m., Wells said.
“Apparently a truck in the carport or a room off the carport was where the fire stated,” Wells said. “The room had cans of paint in it.”
The carport was filled with flames when firemen arrived at the scene, Wells said. Firemen fought the blaze for an hour and limited the damage to the carport area and the room, Wells said.
The fire on Tuesday, Feb. 13 took place on Old Airport Road, outside the city limits. Paris firemen were asked to assist the Roseville Volunteer Fire Department.
“Basically, the fire was caused by an overloaded electrical plug in,” Wells said. “There were too many items plugged into an electrical outlet. There was little damage done.”