Preleminary reports were that debris and wood were being burned behind a home located on Marion-Amos Road, when the high winds fanned flames and ignited the residence that sat a couple hundred feet in front of the woods.
The home, which early reports indicate was not being lived in, was a complete loss.
Firefighters from Roseboro, Clinton, Salemburg, Garland, Herring, Autryville and Beaver Dam were on hand to combat the blaze that began roughly around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
“It is hot in there,” said Chase Grantham from Salemburg’s Fire Department, who battled the front portion of the structure until it was out, but kept returning because the winds would pick the flames back up. “We get it until it’s done,” he said.
Firefighters, who had the blaze contained within an hour of the initial call, reported that there was no one at the home at the time of the fire.
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