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Two Homes Destroyed by Fire in Jefferson County

February 5, 2017

Two homes in Jefferson County were destroyed by fire on Friday. They were the Rod McCoy home at 12383 Bunny Farm Road south of Mt. Vernon and a home at 10357 North Garfield southeast of Mt. Vernon.

Jefferson Rural Firefighters say the McCoy home had heavy fire showing upon their arrival and was too far gone to save. The McCoy’s son was home and had gone outside when smelling smoke and discovered the fire. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Mt. Vernon, Waltonville, and Bluford Firemen responded for mutual aid. The fire call first came in at 12:18 Friday afternoon. Firemen cleared the scene at 3:31 pm.

Firefighters say the home on Garfield Road also had heavy fire showing upon their arrival. The name of the family occupying the home was not immediately available. Firemen say they had all gotten out of the home uninjured upon their arrival shortly after 11 Friday night.

One of the members who escaped with only a small amount of clothing was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment from exposure to the cold. One firefighter was injured when a nozzle smacked him in the face as he was pulling hose. He was later released from Good Samaritan Hospital after receiving five stitches.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. Fire officials say about half of the large home was already on fire upon their arrival and there was no way to stop it.

Bluford Firemen provided mutual aide assistance. Firemen were on the scene for about four hours.

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