Fire destroys house on Ski Drive

Monday, May 26th 2008, 9:11 am
By: News 9


A house on Ski Drive, near Ski Island Lake, was consumed by fire this morning at around 3 a.m.

The two residents heard a loud pop right before the fire started, Deputy Fire Chief Cecil Clay said. Clay said firefighters believe lightening started the fire, but a backdraft or a natural gas explosion caused most of the damage to the house.

The 3,300-square-foot house was a total loss, said Clay.

At least one firefighter was burned on his hands and face during the fire fight, but he is doing better this morning, fire officials said.