By Tia Lynn Ivey
A roaring fire engulfed house, and a singlewide trailer on Mergendollar Road on Friday, November 3.
Morgan County Corporal James Cason described the fire as causing a “total loss” of home the house and trailer, and also damaging a 2000 Ford Taurus. No one was hurt in the fire. The owner, Larry Henson, told police he had been cooking out on a grill on his back porch and thought maybe that could have ignited the fire.
The Morgan County Fire Department arrived shortly after Cason to extinguish the fire, but the damage had already been done.
“The fire was already pretty involved when the fire department arrived,” said Cindy Williams, administrator for the Morgan County Fire Department. The property was a total loss and the couple who lived there have been displaced. Fortunately, they were able to stay with local family,” said Williams.
According to Williams, the fire department received the call at 8:51 p.m. and arrived on the scene within 10 minutes. By 9:51 p.m. the fire had been extinguished.
“In exactly one hour, we had that fire knocked out,” said Williams.
Walton firefighters also arrived on scene to help. There were 48 first responders from Morgan County and 11 from Walton County.
According to Williams, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.