Ottawas Own Audio Player
PRINCETON — The Princeton Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 2:47 p.m. Thursday that broke out in the rear of the building where Security Finance is located in the 500 blocks of South Main Street. According to a press release issued by Fire Chief Chuck Woolley, upon arrival at the scene, firefighters found the entire back entryway at 518 S. Main St. involved in flames. The fire was quickly knocked down. Fire crews searched the fire building and the buildings to either side of the fire origin for possible spread of the fire or victims. There was no fire extension, and all occupants were out and accounted for. No one was injured. Firefighters were on the scene for about two hours. The owner of the building is Angel L. Gutierrez, who lives in one of the two upstairs apartments in that location. Woolley said the exterior and back room of the building received water and fire damage, and the rest of the building sustained smoke damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. However, it has not been deemed suspicious. The tenants will be displaced until the damage can be fixed.