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Martin house destroyed in fire

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A house owned by Paul Martin was destroyed by fire Dec. 4.

The house located on Highway 289 south was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene around 5:30 p.m. The house was occupied by John Stanton and Naomi Damon who were at work when the fire started.

"Our main concern was the adjacent building which Martin lives in and a storage building just to the side of it that had a lot of possessions inside," Agnos, Glencoe, Heart Fire Chief Gerald Holloway said. "We were able to save those from burning."

Volunteer firefighters Marcus Herring, Ron Watson, Doug Shepherd, John Marlow and Larry Grass with the Agnos, Glencoe, Heart Fire Department responded to the fire. Morriston Fire Department volunteers Fire Chief Scott Hollaway, Al Poole and David Morris assisted.

Three pumper trucks and three tankers were used to fight the fire which, according to Holloway, had flames as high as 40-feet. Firefighters were at the scene for over two hours and used approximately 5,800 gallons of water to extinguish the fire.

Holloway said the origin of the fire is not known but the fire probably started in the living room of the house.

"When they are fully engulfed like that it is hard to determine the cause," Holloway said.

Martin said the couple did not have insurance on their belongings and everything was lost in the fire.

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