Update: House Fire Displaces 3; Leaves 2 Pets Dead
The blaze was extinguished quickly, but caused extensive damage.
Update: Apr. 23 - 2:12 p.m: Officials have ruled the cause of Friday's house fire to be improperly disposed of ashes or remains of an incense stick.
"It seems that someone threw the ashes in a garbage can and walked away," said Lt. John Shields.
Apr. 20 - 6:13 p.m.: At 2:21 p.m. on Friday, Central Coventry Fire crews responded to multiple calls of a house fire at 29 Lemis St.
No one was in the home at the time, but several neighborhood teens were riding bikes outside when they saw the flames coming from inside.
CCFD Chief Bob Seltzer explained that firefighters had the situation under control in about 10-15 minutes, however he believes the fire had been burning inside for some time before the calls came in. The home sustained heavy fire at the rear windows and door as well as in the attic and hallway. Heat and smoke damage were noted throughout the residence, also.
Two adults and one teenager were displaced and are currently being assisted by the Red Cross with temporary housing, food and personal care items. There were no reported injuries, however two cats were killed in the fire.
Fire Marshal Dave Godin collected statements from witnesses at the scene and was still investigating the fire's cause Friday night.