September 2, 2014 10:36:03 AM
Oktibbeha County volunteers quickly extinguished two structure fires Sunday night within hours of each other.
No injuries were reported from either blaze.
Central Volunteer Fire Department and Adaton/Self Creek firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire at 853 Bluecutt Rd. about 10 p.m. Sunday. The ranch-style house was unoccupied at the time, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.
Although Rosenhan said investigators were unsure of the blaze's cause, he said the fire did not appear suspicious in nature. The house was a total loss, he said.
Almost two hours later, volunteers from East Oktibbeha and District 5 volunteer fire departments responded to a kitchen fire in the southeastern portion of the county.
Emergency responders quickly entered the home, located at 83 Shepard Road, and extinguished flames that ignited the kitchen's wood cabinets and threatened the structure's ceiling, Rosenhan said.
Volunteers remained on scene after the blaze to rid the home of heat and smoke.
Carl Smith covers Starkville and Oktibbeha County for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @StarkDispatch
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