No injuries in Sparta porch fire Wednesday morning

Sparta Area Fire District responded to a fire on a porch early Wednesday morning. The call came in at 5:34 am at 808 Kent Street in Sparta.

The residents became aware of the fire because of smoke detectors going off and their cat. Everyone made it out safely.

According to the Sparta Fire Chief Mike Arnold, the front porch had visible fire and moderate smoke on the first floor.

“The fire went up the wall into the ceiling of the porch and attic area.” Arnold said, “The home had moderate smoke damage and minor water damage, the home is insured and there were no injuries reported as firefighters battled the cold temperatures.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.

The Sparta Police Department, Sparta Ambulance Service and the Monroe County 911 Center all assisted the Fire Department.