October 20, 2014

Firefighters battle early morning house fire in northern Heard County

Firefighters were still on the scene late this morning at the location of a major house fire in northern Heard County which completely destroyed a home.

According to a neighbor, the home located at 59 Welcome Road just off of HWY 27 became fully engulfed at around 5:30 this morning.

Firefighters were still on the scene of this house fire late this morning at 59 Welcome Road

Firefighters were still on the scene of this house fire late this morning at 59 Welcome Road

Chief Scott Blue was on the scene and stated that the family had not been located, but neighbors did report that the family of four that lives at the property got out safely and were not injured.

“My kids and I were all awakened by a very loud explosion-like sound this morning,” stated Brian Freeman, the closest neighbor to the house. “I though it was thunder and might be raining until I saw a glow over at the neighbor’s house and realized what was happening.”

Chief Blue said the fire is still under investigation and it would take more time to pinpoint the cause. Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further updates as they become available.

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