Early Morning Fire Destroys Home in Johnson's Chapel Community

February 17, 2009
Dwayne Page

A fire destroyed a home today (Tuesday morning) at 151 Clearview Drive in the Johnson's Chapel Community.

County Fire Chief Donny Green says Dean Lyons, who lived alone at the residence, was away when the fire started and returned home around 1:30 a.m. to find that the house had already collapsed from the blaze. The home belonged to Lyons' brother Richard Lyons.

Members of the Short Mountain Highway, Johnson's Chapel, and Midway Stations responded along with the county fire department's brush truck and tanker truck. Firefighters were unable to save the home or it's contents.

Chief Green says a total of seven vehicles on the property, two inside the garage, and five parked nearby were also destroyed.

The cause of the fire is apparently undetermined.

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