Fire in laundry room quickly extinguished

Published: Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 7:58 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 7:58 p.m.

A fire in the laundry room of a home early Saturday morning was extinguished within two minutes by Gainesville Fire Rescue, District Chief Rusty Barrett reported.

The fire occurred at 5805 NW 27th St. and was reported at 2:20 a.m. Barrett said five units responded and found the fire in the laundry room and extending into the carport.

Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control without injuries. The residents were home at the time, Barrett said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Barrett said that October is fire prevention month and encouraged people to make sure they have a working smoke detector in their home.

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