Wednesday, February 24, 2010

House Fire Deemed A Total Loss

The Putnam County sheriff's department says a fire at a home on Southfork Road this week appears to have been a total loss. Deputy Larry Bennett says the fire was reported just after 12:30 and he arrived to find the house engulfed with smoke. No one was in the house at the time, but Bennett says the owner reports that he found smoke coming from the door at the rear of the house and says the smoke detectors were going off. He also said that he saw smoke coming from an electrical box. Authorities say they don't believe the blaze to be connected to a series of suspected arson fires in the southwest part of the county.