Fire Destroys Home In Chesterfield

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The wind and dry conditions are a dangerous combination for fire fighters Wednesday. In Chesterfield, crews worked to save a home on Mini Tree and South Greenfield.

The Monarch Fire marshall told me that because the wind conditions weren't as intense as last week, fire crews were able to take a direct approach of attack on a house fire and fight through the breeze to put the fire out.

This is some video shot by a neighbor just after firefighters arrived on the scene.

The Monarch Fire and Protection District responded to the call with five water pump trucks on the scene and three ambulances to fight this fire. They could see the flames rising up to the sky as they drove up to the fire.

The firefighters fought the fire for over an hour and were able to prevent the fire from spreading and eventually put it out.

The fire marshall said the damage is throughout the entire house and the house is a total loss at this point.

Even with the quick response by the fire district, it doesn't take long for an entire house to become engulfed in flames.

Police say the couple that lives in the house was inside at the time the fire started.

They heard a cracking and popping sound from the back of the house, and evacuated when they saw all the smoke building up in their home.