Around 5:30 Sunday evening, the Eli Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire at an occupied residence located at 463 Old Jamestown Rd.
First arriving personnel found moderate smoke emitting from the first floor of the structure. During size up, it was determined the fire was located in the basement.
Entry was forced into the residence from an exterior basement door. An aggressive interior attack was made encountering hoarder conditions in the basement, and personnel located and extinguished the fire near the electrical panel box.
Ventilation was completed and the property was turned back over the the occupant and owner.
The Department thanks South Kentucky RECC and Russell County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance at the incident.