Crews respond to 2 fires in the Burlington area

Published: Sep. 25, 2022 at 9:21 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2022 at 7:26 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Two accidental fires happened in the Burlington area since Friday.

The first occurred around 8 p.m. Friday. Burlington Fire responded to a house fire at 165 Elmwood Ave.

They found a pile of books and a blanket on fire on the sidewalk in front of the apartment building, and smoke in the living room of the first-floor apartment.

A concerned citizen had allegedly seen the fire after residents exited the apartment, and removed the books, placing them on the sidewalk.

Firefighters were able to take care of the flames, and no one was injured.

The second fire happened Saturday at about 7:45 p.m. on Brookes Ave.

Burlington Fire responded to a blaze on the rear porch of a home. Crews were able to quickly put it out, preventing the fire from reaching the house’s interior.

There were no injuries.

Burlington Fire would like to remind the citizens of Burlington and the rest of Vermont that with the onset of cold weather, people should make sure their heating systems are in proper working order.