Photos: Susan Morning
It was a busy night for local emergency service crews. A house fire at 87 Evergreen Street, a two-story, single family home, was reported at 12:16 a.m. on Jan. 10. Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Mammoth Lakes Police Department and Mono County Paramedics arrived on scene and found the home 25 percent involved with fire, according to MLFD Division Chief Bill Anderson.
Three people were in the home at the time of the fire but were successfully evacuated after the young daughter awoke, most likely to the sound of smoke detectors, and contacted adults. The evacuated individuals (an adult male and an adult female, in addition to the child) were taken to Mammoth Hospital for observation, according to Anderson.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation but may have started in the chimney, according to one neighbor’s observation of where the most damage had occurred.
While most of the belongings inside of the home were ruined by smoke, the pets were rescued and most of the structure of the home was saved, according to the same neighbor.