Saturday, July 02, 2022
UPDATE: Fire Rips Through Abandoned Home Near Brogden (PHOTO GALLERY)

UPDATE: Fire Rips Through Abandoned Home Near Brogden (PHOTO GALLERY)

Around 4 AM Tuesday morning, firefighters from Arrington, Dudley and Mar-Mac, along with EMS Station 8, were dispatched to a working house fire on Emmaus Church Road between Outlaw and Sleepy Creek roads.  The crews could already see the glow from the blaze in the sky as they approached the scene.  The fire was called in by a deputy patrolling the area.  The fire units and EMS found an old abandoned farm-style house engulfed in flames and smoke.  Dudley’s engine dropped the first attack line and advanced toward the rear of the structure to battle the heavy flames.  The next units that arrived started battling the blaze at the front of the house.  The fire was brought under control quickly.  EMS personnel provided assistance to the firefighters during the operation.  The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office blocked off the section of Emmaus Church Road while firefighters extinguished the blaze.  Since the building was abandoned and there was no electricity running to the structure, the chiefs on-scene were unable to determine the cause of the fire.  A sheriff’s investigator was asked to respond to the scene.  Firefighters, and law enforcement were at the scene of the blaze for nearly four hours.