The Westmoreland Fire Department, along with mutual aid from the Lafayette Fire Department, responded to a structure fire at 9949 Epperson Springs Road in the edge of Macon County on Friday night, January 19. No one was at home when the firefighters arrived and Westmoreland Fire Chief Mark Jenkins said the incident is under investigation.
Chief Jenkins said when his crew arrived the fire had gotten into the attic and the vinyl siding home was already 50% involved. “I had eleven men at the scene of the fire,” the chief said, “and when I requested aid from the Lafayette Fire Department, Chief Scruggs sent six firefighters and a tanker.”
Melanie Davile was listed as the occupant of the one story home, which Chief Jenkins says was a total loss.
Others responding to the fire were the Macon County EMS, Sumner County EMS, Macon County Sheriffs Department and the Macon County Chronicle.