Very cold temperatures made fighting a fire in Grand Island much more difficult Friday morning.
Firefighters found a frozen hydrant when they responded to a house fire on Melrose Road. The homeowner did breathe in some smoke but did not want to go to the hospital. Firefighters say the cold weather created extra challenges for them.
Fire Chief Matt Osinski said, “Anytime we’re in the cold everything moves a little slower the water supply tends to freeze as we found with the hydrant at the corner.”
Firefighters think the fire, which caused $50,000 damage to the house, was an accident.
During the fire, the family’s dog escaped. If you see it, call 716-930-0415: