Darren Doyle, story and photos
Five different fire departments were called out to a house fire on Red Cedar Lane, a small drive off of Otter Gap Road, at the home of Ronnie Jordan.
The Chalybeate and Brownsville Departments responded first, but more trucks where requested when they began to run out of water. There were no accessible hydrants in the area.
Mr. Jordan, who was delivering newspapers in Bowling Green at the time of the fire, said he was told that a family member had burned some trash earlier that apparently got out of control later on. Jordan said he and his family had lived there for the past 15 years.
There were tons of newspaper bundles around the home that kept flaring up as Rocky Hill, Wingfield, and Kyrock Fire Departments also responded to help fight the blaze. The home was a total loss and Jordan said he was unable to save anything.
WRECC linemen also fought through the thick, black smoke to cut the power. There were no injuries reported.