Multiple fire departments responded to a structure fire in Todd on Sunday.
The home, at 225 Betsy Circle, took much of the afternoon to fully extinguish.
Jay Kerley, Watauga County Assistant Fire Marshal, tells WataugaOnline.com that fire units were dispatched out at 12:10 pm and arrived on scene to find fire coming from the roof of the structure. Firefighters ensured everyone was out of the home and started a direct attack on the fire, he added.
The fire was between the ceiling and the roof throughout the entire structure. A large portion of the roof collapsed shortly after firefighters arrived on scene. The structure was a total loss due to the roof collapsing but firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze and the owner and family were able to salvage some personal items, Kerley added.
The area of origin was determined to be at the chimney between the ceiling and the roof. Red Cross arrived on the scene and are working to find the owner and his family a place to stay and helping out with other needs.
Kerley was the last to clear the scene at 5pm.
Todd Fire, Meat Camp Fire, Deep Gap Fire, Watauga County Fire Marshal’s Office, Watauga Medics, Watauga Rescue and Red Cross all responded to the scene.