Carson City Firefighters were code three (full lights and sirens) enroute late Friday night to a report of a fire in an upstairs apartment at 777 NE College Parkway. Upon arrival firefighters discovered that the lone male in the smoky apartment had already made it downstairs and another family across the balcony were already downstairs, on the grass, away from the building.
Firefighters raced upstairs with fire extinguishers in hand while other firefighters were beginning to lay hose and pump water from down below. But firefighters upstairs quickly surmised that the smoke was coming from hot dry belts in the furnace. The furnace, by then, was unplugged. Firefighters strongly urged that the apartment manager get a maintenance crew to replace or reset the belts as fast as possible. Until then, under orders by the Fire Department, don’t turn on the furnace until it’s fixed.