Late night fire destroys home on Eby Rd.

GRAFTON— Crews responded to the scene of a working structure fire, Saturday night on Eby Road.

According to Grafton Fire Chief Dave Crimm, the department was alerted to the fire at approximately 9:56 p.m.

Crimm reported that no one was home at the time of the fire, and shared that it was a neighbor that had alerted 911 of the incident.

“The individuals had been doing some work to the home, and were actually just getting ready to move in,” commented Crimm.

Although the crews responded quickly, and were able to contain the blaze in 30 minutes, the residence was deemed a complete loss.

“We did everything we could, but because no one was home, it is difficult to say what kind of a head start it had on us,” added Crimm. “When we arrived on scene, the home was engulfed in flames.”

The cause of the fire is unknown. However, Crimm said that they are not ruling it to be suspicious.

Responding crews included, the Grafton Fire Department, and the Fellowsville Volunteer Fire Department, with additional tankers brought from the Newburg and Flemington Fire Departments. Taylor County EMS was also on standby.

“It is very unfortunate that the home is a total loss, however, no one was injured, so we all have that to be very thankful for,” said Crimm. “The Grafton Fire Department will continue to do all it can to serve and protect the community and its’ residents.”

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