Darren Doyle, story and photos:
While a fire claimed a detached garage, firefighters were able to save the residence with minimal damage to the house on Brownsville Road this morning.
Multiple fire departments were paged to 9000 block of Brownsville Road to a report of a structure fire at a detached garage that was fully engulfed around 8AM on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.
Firefighters worked to contain the fire to the garage as it inched closer to the carport of the home of Shawn Keith. Mr. Keith spoke to us briefly at the scene and said he had no idea how the fire began. He said he was in bed and unaware of the fire at first but a neighbor was able to wake him by beating on the door.
"It started to get the end of the house but the wind shifted," Mr. Keith said.
The end of the residence obtained some damage but was saved.
"We're okay," he said.
Responding to the scene were the Brownsville, Chalybeate, Rocky Hill, and Wingfield Fire Departments, along with Edmonson County Emergency Management and the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
No injuries were reported and no official cause of the fire was given.