Firefighters were called around 10:30 p.m. Saturday to a home in the 1000 block of Lathrop Avenue. A neighbor called 911 after seeing smoke coming from the second floor. Nina an Nate Olsen – including their three dogs – were able to get out without injury.
The couple owns Mental Image Crossfit and has raised money for a number of fundraisers in the community, including Shop with A Cop. Now, a number of people in the community have come together to help them.
“Everything is gone,” said Karla Murphy. “They escaped only with their thre
Crews worked for 90 minutes to bring the fire under control, spraying the sides of the home and using a ladder to direct water through the roof and into the heart of the flames. Neighboring homes were not damaged but did have debris in their yards and driveways Sunday morning.
The majority of the damage is to the second floor, attic and roof, but the first floor suffered major water damage. There is not an estimate of the damage at this time, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Family members are assisting the residents of the home.