Feb 19, 2021 7:01 PM

House fire in midtown St. Joseph Thursday night displaces one, nobody injured

Posted Feb 19, 2021 7:01 PM

By TOMMY REZAC

St. Joseph Post

St. Joseph fire crews responded to a house fire near S 19th and Seneca Streets around 8:30 Thursday night.

The owner was home when he heard a crackling sound, looked into the kitchen and saw flames. The owner was able to grab his dog and get out safely.

Smoke and flames were visible once crews arrived. The home was a one-story, wood-framed, single family residence and has been deemed a total loss.

Due to low water pressure at a nearby hydrant, the St. Joseph Fire Department received assistance from the National Guard to get the fire out.

No one was injured. The American Red Cross responded to assist the home owner with essentials and housing.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.