A structure fire destroyed a home on Frye Road Thursday afternoon west of the Indian Mound Campground. Firefighters from the East Oktibbeha and Bell Schoolhouse volunteer departments responded to the call. No injuries were reported. Photo by: Courtesy photo/Kirk Rosenhan
January 26, 2018 10:40:18 AM
An Oktibbeha County home was destroyed after catching fire Thursday afternoon.
County Fire Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the East Oktibbeha Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call, near the west end of Frye Road near the Indian Mound Camp Ground at 1:02 p.m. He said the structure fire was fully involved upon firefighters' arrival, and they called for assistance from the Bell Schoolhouse Volunteer Fire Department.
Rosenhan said the home was a total loss, though none of the premise's four residents were injured.
He said firefighters also initially had to fight the fire from a distance because a lead-in wire fell onto a metal fence and might have energized the flames. They remained at distance until 4-County Power Association arrived to turn off the electricity.
OSERVS is assisting the victims, Rosenhan said. The fire's cause is still under investigation.
"We're still not sure what caused it," Rosenhan said. "The woman went up the road to get the mail and as she was coming back down the driveway, she heard some popping, saw smoke and that was the ballgame. She went to get her husband and they got out."
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