UPDATE: 1 Home Destroyed, Along with 15 Acres in Adams Co. Fire


UPDATE: 5/15 at 4:13 p.m.

One person is without a home after a fire that also scorched 15-acres of woods in Adams County.

Town of Big Flats Fire Chief Dick Meyers says it was reported at about 7 p.m. Tuesday night.

A mobile home, garage and an outbuilding were destroyed. The resident of the home managed to escape.

Four fire departments and the DNR battled the flames.

The chief says they contained it in about an hour and a half, but kept a crew at the scene overnight to make sure it didn't spark again.

The chief says the wind was whipping as they started fighting the flames but then died down, helping their effort.

The cause is under investigation, but not considered suspicious.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 5/14 at 10:44 p.m.

A witnesses tell NewsChannel 7 that as bad as the flames were, he believes a house was destroyed by a fire in Adams County Tuesday evening.

It was reported on 15th Court in the Town of Big Flats, which is north of Adams-Friendship.

A neighbor says he witnessed a house with an attached shed engulfed in flames at about 8:15pm. He was there before multiple fire departments arrived at the scene.

The witness says the fire was spreading from the structure to some nearby woods and grassland.

Just before 10pm the Adams County Sheriff's Department told NewsChannel 7 the fire had been contained.

There is no word at this point on any injuries or cause of the fire.


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