In real estate, the catchphrase is ‘location, location, location’, and that proved true for a homeowner in Frenchtown whose house caught fire Tuesday night.

Frenchtown Rural Fore spokesman Mel Holtz said when the call came in from 9-1-1, they realized the home was literally within walking distance to the fire station.

“Crews responded to a structure fire that happened to be just down from Fire Station One in Frenchtown,” said Holtz. “One they arrived on scene there was smoke and flames visible from the front bedroom. Crews were able to quickly knock the flames down and start a search to see if there were any fire extensions.”

Holtz said due to the rapid response, no one was injured.

“The homeowner was able to get pets out of the house and dial 9-1-1,” he said. “Crews were able to respond quickly, knock down the flames and save the home.”

One of the pets is now keeping the fire crews company at the Frenchtown Fire Station.


“The homeowners had a 30-year-old Australian parrot named ‘Hollywood’, and to get him warmed back up our crews carried him over to our fire station where he is resting there tonight while the family is staying with friends and relatives,” he said.

Location, location, location. Think about that when you’re purchasing your next home.


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