A Sunday evening fire has left a DeKalb County family homeless.
The residence of Nathan and Kim Hale at 5093 Lower Helton Road near Alexandria was destroyed by the blaze which was reported at 6:02 p.m. about an hour after the family had left to attend a church service in Carthage. The owner of the home is Garland Hale.
DeKalb County Fire Chief Donny Green told WJLE that a neighbor spotted the fire and reported it but the home was fully engulfed in flames and could not be saved. All the family’s belongings were lost in the blaze. The cause of the fire is undetermined.
Members of the Liberty, Main Station, and Cookeville Highway stations of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department responded along with the tanker truck. The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department provided mutual aid backup with a fire truck and manpower.
Members of the Sheriff’s Department were also on the scene.
There were no injuries.