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Fire destroys 3-story log cabin

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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HOUSE DESTROYED – Fire brought down a three-story log cabin near Lake Bridgeport Christmas night. Photo courtesy Dean Hill

Fire destroyed a three-story log cabin near the Sunset Bay gated community northwest of Lake Bridgeport Christmas night.

Sand Flat, Chico, Crafton and Lake Bridgeport firefighters battled the blaze that consumed a truck and ignited a small brush fire.

Firefighters were called to the scene shortly after 10:30 p.m., finding the home fully involved.

“Our brush truck was the first on the scene, and the roof and walls had collapsed. It’d evidently been burning for some time,” said Sand Flat Fire Chief Andy Sabo. “A small grass fire had started, and they attacked it first.”

Firefighters were forced to take a defensive approach to battling the intense fire. They also had to “push water from multiple engines” because of the remote location of the home.

“We were fortunate to have Chico, Crafton and Lake Bridgeport help because we’re limited on manpower,” Sabo said. “We always could use additional volunteers.”

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