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The Lafayette Fire Department was called to 217 Donoho Avenue on Friday morning, November 4, after a house was reported on fire.

Smoke could be seen from the public square, and firefighters arrived shortly after the 10:56 a.m. call.

The one story wood frame residence is owned by Brenda Jones, and the occupant is Timothy Moore.

According to Assistant Fire Chief Troy Brawner, who was in charge of the fire scene, the fire originated in the back porch area. “We called for mutual aid (man power only) from the Red Boiling Springs Fire & Rescue and they sent four firemen,” said Brawner. “The strucure was heavily damaged by smoke and water, and we were on the scene for approximately 2.5 hours.”

Firefighter Tracy Hawkins sprained an ankle at the scene, and he was transported to Macon County General Hospital for medical treatment.

There were nine Lafayette firefighters on the scene, and the department utilized Engine #1, Engine #3 and Truck #5. “We want to thank the Red Boiling Springs Fire & Rescue for their assistance,” added Brawner.

Those responding to the scene, besides the two fire departments, were: Macon County EMS, Lafayette Police Department, and the Macon County Chronicle.