Mead Avenue fire


Corry Fire Department was dispatched at 10:01 a.m. today for a structure fire at 419 Mead Ave., Corry. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Corry Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 419 Mead Ave., Corry, at 10:01 a.m. today. This is the sixth fire at the residence since July 2015.

When fire crews arrived, smoke was visible from the south side of the home. 

The fire was extinguished within a half hour, but as of press time, the cause of the fire was still under investigation by Corry City Police.

The fire originated in the basement and was extinguished quickly because of a burst pipe, Public Safety Director Drew Sproveri said at the scene.

There was a plastic water line above the fire and it burst, showering the fire with water in addition to the water hose taken into the house by fire crews, Sproveri said.

"When smoke is showing and we don't know the cause, nor the extent of what we are dealing with, it is best to get more manpower out of the gate," Sproveri said. "Backup is always called as a precaution, especially because of the heat today."

During the call, the temperature in Corry was about 81 degrees.

Sproveri said when the temperatures are high, mutual aid is heavily relied upon because firefighters go through their air tanks at a much faster rate.

Mutual aid was received from Corry City Police for traffic control and Corry Ambulance Service. Elgin-Beaverdam Hose Co. and Spartansburg Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched for mutual aid but both requests were canceled.

Other fires at the same residence were on July 2015, July 2016, May 2017, Oct. 2017, and Feb 2018.

The July 2016 fire was in a shed on the property.

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