Firefighters douse duplex fire in Bunnell

May 15, 2019 – Firefighters on Wednesday afternoon doused a small fire in a Bunnell duplex and prevented it from catching the adjacent unit on fire.

The fire at 502 E. Drain Street was called in by a passerby at 1:05 p.m. Both Flagler County and Palm Coast firefighters responded, as did the Bunnell Police Department.

“We arrived on scene quickly and extinguished the fire,” said Flagler County Deputy Fire Chief Joe King. “It started in the front room. We were able to prevent it from reaching the next unit.”

Both units were unoccupied at the time of the fire. Residents of the 500 E. Drain Street unit returned home afterwards, and the American Red Cross was called on their behalf.

Flagler County Fire Marshal Jerry Smith is investigating the cause of the fire.