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Fire Guts Merriwether Home

web posted January 14, 2014

MERRIWETHER The Merriwether Fire Department was called to the scene of structure fire on the 700 block of Briggs Road early Saturday morning and found the mobile home fully engulfed when they arrived. Fortunately the owner was not home when the fire broke out in the bedroom around 6 am.

Merriwether firefighters made entry through the front door and contained the fire to the rear of the home. However, the entire home was scorched and suffered heavy smoke and water damage.

Merriwether firefighters were back on the scene Monday to try to find the cause of the fire. Fire Chief Joey Smith said that their investigation showed a short circuit in a wall outlet as the culprit. The 1970's mobile home had old screw in fuses, something Chief Smith called "slow burn" fuses, which allowed for power to continue after the initial short in the circuit until the fuse blew.

That allowed the fire to ignite and then spread throughout the home.

The home was a total loss as were the contents.





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