New Year's Day Fire Destroys Home (VIEW VIDEO HERE)

January 1, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page
New Year's Day Fire Heavily Damages Smithville Home
New Year's Day Fire Heavily Damages Smithville Home

A New Year's Day fire swept through the residence of Andrew and Caitlin Wilbur at 904 West Main Street this morning (Wednesday)

911 received the call just before 1:00 a.m.

Members of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department rushed to the scene but could not save the home.

Shortly after the fire was spotted and reported, flames could be seen coming through the roof.

Smithville Fire Chief Charlie Parker told WJLE that the Wilbur's were not home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. He said the cause of the fire has not been determined.

This is the fourth home fire within the past three weeks in DeKalb County.

Members of the Smithville Police Department, Sheriff's Department, DeKalb EMS, and Smithville Electric System were also on the scene.

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