UPDATE: House fire in Dade County ends in 'a total loss'
UPDATE: An early morning fire on Sunday left a home off Highway 301 in Trenton, Georgia in ruins.
Chief Mark Gibson of the Davis Fire Department says the home was a total loss when his team arrived. They got the call just after 4 in the morning.
"When we arrived on scene the structure was fully involved, nothing was salvageable on site,” Gibson said.
Crews from Trenton Fire, Dade County Fire and Gibson's own Davis team all responded. The house is about 200 yards off the main road. Gibson says that was part of the challenge.
"By the time we got here we had to lay line all the way down the driveway, and just the normal difficulties of water supply,” he said.
Gibson says no one was home at the time. In cases like these, with a large fire and no people to save, his top priority is the crew.
"First priority at that point is firefighter safety,” Gibson said. “Making sure everybody is ready to attack the fire."
All told, he calls this fight a success.
"At no point did we run out of water,” Gibson said. “The team did a really great job of putting the fire out. We had it knocked down within about 15 minutes of arriving on site."
The Dade County Sheriff's Department was also on site. They worked through the morning to find and notify the home owner.
Gibson says from here it's up to the state Fire Marshal to investigate. The Fire Marshal will make the ultimate determination of the fire’s cause.
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The call came in just before 4:30 Sunday morning of a home on fire on Shelton Road. The home was “completely involved” according to firefighters.
Officials say no one was home at the time of the blaze.
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