March 3, 2015 - An Arcadia family has lost its residence to a fire which took place on Monday, March 2, 2015. Two fire departments were dispatched to fight the fire as it raged late into the night.
Firemen with the Center Fire Department (CFD) were first to be dispatched to the residence of John York located at 6605 FM 138 at 7:53pm, and when they arrived the fire was fully involved with the majority of the house engulfed in flames. The fire appeared to have originated in the garage on the right side of the home for an unknown reason.
Efforts were made by the firemen to knock back the flames and consolidate the fire to one area; however, the fire continued to burn through the middle of the house. The assistance of the West Shelby Volunteer Fire Department (WSVFD) was requested and they arrived on scene at 8:32pm with an additional supply of water. Both departments worked together to extinguish the flames and once their water was depleted, WSVFD returned to the station at 10:50pm. The CFD gained control of the fire at 11:45pm and remained at the scene until 1:05am.
Some items were able to be recovered from within the home. The house was a total loss.