East Spencer resident returns home to smoke

Published 10:37 am Friday, March 18, 2016

By Shavonne Walker


EAST SPENCER — David Bush says he was grateful that he made a pit stop at home before continuing on to work Friday morning because it might have saved his house.

He went home to 207 N. Long St., to get some paperwork when his son smelled smoke coming from a back bedroom. He checked the area and there was smoke in the attic area.

Bush didn’t see any fire, but called 911. He figured the smoke had to do with an electrical issue. He’s lived at the home for 18 months and said he was thinking about buying it.

Battalion Chief Chris Kepley said it could’ve been worse if Bush had not returned home when he did.

She said Salisbury City, Millers Ferry, Ellis Cross Country, Union, Spencer and East Spencer fire departments responded. Spencer White of Millers Ferry was incident commander.