Evening Shade firemen fought a house fire in Evening Shade that destroyed the home of Edna Pearson on Cammack Street Aug. 17. Evening Shade Fire Department Chief Chaney Emmerich said the blaze was a result of lightening. Firemen Matthew Gallagan, Martha Aperholland, Charlie Conway and Shane Cooper responded to the fire during the huge thunderstorm that occurred that evening. The firemen fought the blaze in the rain alone for nearly an hour until mutual aid from Sidney and Poughkeepsie arrived. He said he would like to thank local volunteers who assisted the department in the blaze, including Spring River Ambulance service and the countless residents who brought much needed water and Gatorade to the firefighters. The home was a total loss.