Shawnee firefighters on Thursday made a quick stop of a fire in one of the units at Country Grove Apartments, 4204 N. Harrison.

Shawnee firefighters on Thursday made a quick stop of a fire in one of the units at Country Grove Apartments, 4204 N. Harrison.

Shawnee Fire Chief Dru Tischer said the Red Shift responded at 12:46 p.m. to the reported fire at the large apartment complex.

“On arrival, crews found a working fire on the second floor of back side of the B building that had advanced into the attic,” the chief said. “The first arriving crew was able to establish a water supply, stretch a fire attack line to the second floor fire apartment and apply water to the attic by pulling a small section of ceiling in the fire apartment.”

Tischer said that technique kept the fire from spreading though the attic space above the breezeway to the south side of the building. 

“Once more crews were on scene, the fire was totally knocked down and extinguished within a few minutes,” he said. “ I can’t stress how difficult and, quite honestly rare, it is to see an apartment complex fire of this type confined to the apartment of origin.”

Tischer, who said there were no civilian or firefighter injuries during this operation, said their mission is to preserve lives and property and Thursday's fire was a textbook example.

“ I couldn’t be more proud of our firefighters and the job they did today,” Tischer added.