Fire Destroys Home Of Volunteer Fireman

Local News

An early morning fire in New Straitsville destroys the home of a volunteer firefighter.

The New Straitsville Volunteer Fire Department, along with two other crews, responded to a fire at 306 Van Heyde Street around 3:00 a.m. Friday.

Assistant Fire Chief, Jeff Wilson, says neighbors called 9-1-1 when they smelled smoke.

Crews arrived to find the house engulfed in flames.

Wilson says the home is a total loss.

The owner was not home at the time.

Wilson says the cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.