Eleven Fire Departments Respond To Massive Alaiedon House Fire

By: Hannah Saunders Email
By: Hannah Saunders Email

"I've got a car that's on fire in my garage ... man, this thing is going fast," said Steven Drayer in his 911 call Thursday night.

Drayer explained how he had just returned from taking a drive, went to feed his animals, then returned to see his garage up in smoke.

The Delhi Fire Department arrived around 9:30 p.m., only eleven minutes after Drayer's 911 call. When they arrived, the fire had spread to his other two cars, the garage, then the house.

"This is the largest house fire that I've ever seen," said Chief Rick Royston. "There was so much fire that even though we had large volumes of water, there just wasn’t' enough."

Eleven other fire departments had to come out to help control the fire, but even with all the extra help, only a few pillars are left standing.

Now Chief Royston hopes to find out what caused the first spark: "It could be any number of things; electrical, a fuel leak, in the engine compartment."

Although the evidence is so badly burned, he may never know for sure: "At this point, we don't suspect anything suspicious."

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