House Catches Fire and Burns in Riverchase Community of Hoover AL
On Saturday evening, January 9th, a home on Tulip Poplar Drive in the Riverchase community of Hoover AL caught fire and burned.
A friend of mine lives on the street below and behind this house. He had been out to dinner, returning to find his neighbors' home in flames and water pouring down the hill between their homes as the firemen worked to extinguish the fire. By this time it had been burning about an hour. When the fire started, a couple of neighbors heard an explosion and then noticed flames shooting up from under the back deck (where there is a gas grill). The owner did not hear it, but looked out to see the deck engulfed in flames. He quickly got his family out of the house with no one getting hurt, but the home suffered major damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Here is a photo of the rear of the home, where neighbors saw the first flames.
These are photos I took of the front of the home from different angles, showing the damage to the roof, blown out windows and charred interior.
This new Honda was parked in the basement garage and although it looks a mess, they are able to drive it. They have washed it.....it was black when they pulled it out of the garage. The fire burned upward and mainly in the center of the house; the damage to the basement was mostly smoke and water.
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