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Originally published: 2013-11-13 18:00:37
Last modified: 2013-11-13 18:00:37

Deep Gap home destroyed in fire

A Deep Gap home was destroyed after a chimney fire spread into the house Tuesday evening.

Firefighters were called to the mobile home at 3145 Wildcat Road in Deep Gap around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, finding a fire in the attic crawlspace when they arrived, said Deep Gap Chief Darin Church.

Church said the homeowners, C.E. and Marsha Greene and family, were at home when the fire started and heard crackling inside the wall before calling 911.

The home was considered a total loss, although the majority of the damage was contained to one end of the house, Church said. The family was able to salvage some personal belongings despite the fire, smoke and water damage, he said.

Stewart Simmons, Todd, Meat Camp and Boone fire departments assisted with the effort.

Church said the amount of wind was an unusual help for firefighters.

"Usually a fire like that will go a whole lot quicker," he said. "As hard as the wind was blowing, it was actually keeping it at bay on one end of the house."