Lakewood First Responder Awakes to Radio Transmissions of his Childhood Home Ablaze

5th st fireFires are always a scary site for a first responder to witness, but finding out you’re responding to a fire at the home you grew up in, makes the scene all that much worse.

A Lakewood Fire Department and Lakewood First Aid member responding to this morning’s blaze was in disbelief when he heard his former home address come over the radio.

“No way!” he thought to himself, as he rushed to the scene to perform his professional duties.

Luckily there was nobody in the home, because the home was set to be demolished anyway, but it was still a painful site to witness.

“As a first responder, the scene takes a whole different twist when you respond knowing it’s your childhood home engulfed in flames,” the Lakewood first responder who grew up in the home told TLS exclusively. “All the childhood memories, the fun times – it was painful to watch.”

The home, built in the 1880’s was destroyed in the blaze.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation. [TLS]

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5 COMMENTS

  1. wow! I’m putting myself in his shoes and that must have truly been painful! Thank you, whoever you are, for your service to our beautiful town!

  2. I can’t even imagine the pain and horror of a childhood home burning down. This is newsworthy and whoever thinks its not is heartless. OK maybe not heartless… But u gotta think about what wud b if ur old house burnt down?

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