Macon County Chronicle

Home Destroyed in Friday Fire

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A house at 3066 Oak Knob Road caught on fire sometime around 3:25 a.m. on Friday morning, February 8, with the flames consuming the structure and its contents.


Neighbors reported the fire at the residential family dwelling, but the two story vinyl sided home was fully involved when members of the Lafayette Fire Department arrived at the scene with one engine, a tanker and Truck 5.

Chief Scruggs said the house was owned by Carmela Sallee but was occupied by Butch Sallee II.

The cause of the fire has not been determined, and unfortunately the firefighters weren’t able to salvage anything inside the residence.

The Red Cross was contacted to aid the Sallee family.

Those responding to the scene were the Lafayette Fire Department, Macon County Emergency Medical Services, Macon County Sheriffs Department, and the Macon County Chronicle.

Firefighters were at the site until 6:00 a.m.