Fire damages Peardale home, no one injured |

Fire damages Peardale home, no one injured

A blaze that broke out in the floor of a Peardale home next to a wood cook stove caused damage to the kitchen and attic Monday.

Home owner Walter Hocking was away when the fire was called in at 12:44 p.m., according to Peardale-Chicago Park Fire Department Chief Jim Bierwagen.

Neighbors saw smoke pouring out of the home at the corner of North Meadow Drive and Highway 147 and called the fire department, Bierwagen said.

That allowed firefighters enough time to save the building, Bierwagen said.

“We were unable to determine an exact cause,” Bierwagen said, but a stack of kitchen items next to the wood stove could have been a contributing factor.

Firefighters from the Grass Valley and Nevada City fire departments and the Ophir Hill Fire Protection District assisted Bierwagen’s department. No one was injured.

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