Thursday night fire destroys Redbone Road home

Published 4:28 pm Friday, January 5, 2024

A fire that broke out in a house on Redbone Road Thursday night completely destroyed a family’s home and took the lives of multiple pets, but included no human injuries, according to Warren County Fire Service officials.

Warren County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs said the blaze broke out just after 6:30 p.m. and is believed to have started in the home’s laundry room.

“We got the call at 1833 Redbone (Road) for a structure fire and possible entrapment – people inside the house,” Briggs said. “Further into the call, the radio traffic was, they stated it started in the laundry room. First unit on scene was actually the chief of LeTourneau Fire Department; they had heavy fire throughout the structure. (The occupants) were home; I think there were four people at home and everybody was able to get out of the house.”

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Briggs said the fire quickly spread to encompass an attached garage, as well as the two-story home, where he said initial reports included the loss of multiple dogs kept inside as family pets.

“They tried to contain it to the house itself,” he said. “Ended up getting the roof and part of the garage. But, overall, no injuries and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.”

Briggs said fire units from LeTourneau, Northeast, Bovina, Fisher Ferry, and Culkin fire districts also responded to the call.

More information about the fire’s cause will be released pending conclusion of the investigation.