A Gomberg Avenue home was damaged by a fire that started on a stove top range on Wednesday evening, May 25, 2011. Firefighters from the Jackson Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Station 55 were in the process of a training drill at the main fire station less than one mile from the home when the fire occurred. Station 55 fire crews quickly picked up from the drill and responded to the fire. As per standard protocol for a structure fire in the township, two fire companies were dispatched, in this case Station 55 and the Jackson Mills Fire Company Station 54. Chief Timothy J. Carson 5500 and Assistant Chief Mike Waters 5510 were the first to arrive. Fire Command was established and Engine 5541, Engine 5521, and Rescue 5503 were on the scene in minutes. Jackson Mills Engine 5411 stood by at the nearby hydrant position for water supply if needed.
The fire was confined to the stove, an overhead range vent/fan unit, and the adjacent kitchen cabinets. Firefighters from Stations 55 and 54 checked the entire kitchen for fire extension and any other heat damage. Fire crews remained on the scene for about 30 minutes clearing the home of the smoke and also carbon monoxide which is produced by fires.
Jackson Mills Fire Official John Burmeister 18407 responded to the scene for the fire investigation. The Jackson First Aid Squad and Jackson Police Department also responded. There were no injuries.