VFD Responds to Structure Fire on Ponderosa Drive

On Tuesday, May 7, at 3:08 P.M., the Valdosta Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at 1326 Ponderosa Drive. The first fire unit arrived within 3 minutes to find light smoke coming from the duplex unit. One resident was treated and released for smoke inhalation. All occupants were able to evacuate prior to the fire department's arrival.

The cause of the fire is unattended cooking. The Valdosta Police Department and South Georgia Medical Center provided valuable assistance during on-scene operations.

Following a thorough investigation, the cause of the fire was determined to be unattended cooking, underscoring the importance of practicing caution and mindfulness in the kitchen.

The Valdosta Fire Department extends its gratitude to all assisting agencies and emphasizes the importance of fire safety prevention.

For further information or inquiries, contact Fire Chief Brian Boutwell.