HOUSE FIRE: A blazing fire destroyed Brenda and Madison Hurst's house in Byron Feb. 26. Byron Fire Chief Bob Newman said the fire was likely started by a furnace in the back of the residence. Brenda Hurst said she was e-mailing her daughter at about 3 a.m. when her husband, Madison, rushed her out of the house. The Byron and Viola Fire Departments responded to the blaze. The house was a total loss.