Fire in Pine Ridge Community, April 4

On Wednesday evening, at approximately 6:16 p.m., the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at the corner of CR 3689 and CR 3853 in the Pine Ridge Community.

Fire units arrived to find a single story, wood frame metal sided home with heavy smoke showing from the attic above the garage.

Firefighter’s attacked the fire through the attic access door in the garage and quickly extinguished the fire, limiting fire and smoke damage to the garage area.

A side-by-side ATV parked outside the garage was completely destroyed.

After knocking the fire down, firefighters, with help from the homeowner, pulled the sheet rock ceiling down in the garage to ensure there was no hidden fire.

The fire department returned to the station at 7:40 p.m.