Update at 2:45 p.m.: CAL Fire reports that when firefighters arrived on the scene they could see a ladder to the roof and the home owner was near the chimney. The flames had erupted in the flue, according to the resident, who was able to put out the fire just before crews arrived. Crews remained on scene for about 15 minutes after checking to make sure that the flames did not breach the chimney into the home’s walls. There is no word as to whether there was any damage to the house.
Original post at 2:15 p.m.: Murphys, CA — Firefighters are responding to a report of a structure fire in Calaveras County.
CAL Fire details that it is in the 5600 block of Indian Hills Road near Darby Russell Road off Highway 4 in the Murphys area. There is no word as to whether the flames have spread to any nearby vegetation. We will bring you more details as soon as they come into the news center.