By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Firefighters responded to a house fire on Jersey Road early Monday night, Jan. 2.
According to reports, the fire started when an ember in a wood heater escaped and went behind a wall. When firefighters responded to the home, which was owned by Jack Hunter and occupied by Justin and Karagan Surles, they thought they could handle the blaze but a mighty gusting wind would not allow them to control it.
The home was a total loss.
Firefighters responded from Cherry Lake Fire & Rescue, Madison Fire & Rescue, the Hamburg-Lovett Volunteer Fire Department and the Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department.