House Destroyed by Fire on Rattlesnake Road
The Campbell County Fire Department continues to investigate the cause of a fire on Rattlesnake Road Tuesday that burned for 14 hours and destroyed a home.
No one was injured in the blaze, according to Interim Fire Chief J.R. Fox, but the home was a complete loss.
Fire department personnel responded to the scene at 3:28 p.m. Tuesday, finding heavy smoke and flames emanating from the home.
The home was comprised of two mobile homes that had been joined together, with a new roof constructed over the existing roofs, leaving a cinderblock crawl space between them.
The unique structure and bitterly cold weather Tuesday, with temperatures dipping well below zero throughout the night, resulted in a difficult situation for fire department personnel.
“Anytime you’re dealing with the temperatures that we had and the amount of water that we were dealing with, it’s definitely hard on our equipment and hard on our folks,” Fox said.
Firefighters remained on scene for 14 hours, extinguishing the fire and hot spots, and cleared the incident around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Fox added.
Although the structure was destroyed, firefighters were able to salvage belongings from two rear bedrooms and were also able to contain the blaze from spreading to a nearby three-car garage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation with the county fire investigator on scene today to determine the root cause.