A Monday afternoon fire destroyed a residence at 1993 Jacobs Pillar Road.
David Agee, Assistant DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Chief, told WJLE the home belonged to Jimmy Womack but that Shane Downy was renting it. No one was at home when the firefighters arrived.
It was reported to 911 at 4:21 p.m.
Members of the County Fire Department including the Keltonburg, Blue Springs, and Short Mountain Highway stations, along with the Tanker Truck unit spent several hours trying to extinguish the fire, which gutted the structure. The cause is undetermined. The fire is believed to have started in the living room and spread up the wall into the attic. Some of the families pets perished in the fire.
There were apparently no injuries.
Meanwhile, another fire last Thursday destroyed about half of a camper trailer at 188 Page Drive.
Captain Anthony Boyd told WJLE that the camper trailer belonged to Mark Cantrell but that Lisa Brown lived there. The blaze apparently started as a grass fire and spread to the camper trailer.
Members of the Midway, Short Mountain Highway, Cookeville Highway, and Brush truck responded. No one was injured.