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Three Saturday Fires; Meat Camp House Totaled PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Monday, 14 November 2011 04:48

Saturday fires busied a number of fire departments, including a Meat Camp fire the destroyed the interior of a home.  Fire Marshal Steve Sudderth said that the Maxie Wilces property had been occupied by the son of the owner, along with some friends, but that they left the 3005 Meat Camp Road home Saturday morning. Shortly after 2pm, smoke was seen by a neighbor pouring out of the house, causing a 2:24pm call for Meat Camp volunteers, followed by Boone Fire and Watauga Rescue.  Sudderth said that, in spite of the fire roaring from the structure, Meat Camp firemen managed a quick knock down on the fire, but said that the interior had become super heated, and that damage would probably total the house.  His investigation of the fire determined that a faulty electric furnace was to blame for the blaze, and was accidental in nature.  Meat Camp was on the scene until late into the evening, while Sudderth began his investigation of the cause of the fire. 
A fire just before noon, a structure was discovered on fire on Schaffer Road in Foscoe, just off Calloway Road.  Foscoe volunteers responded to the call and quickly had the fire controlled.
And an Ashe County fire heavily damaged a Fleetwood area home during the mid afternoon Saturday.  No one was home at the time the blaze was discovered, and it was later in the evening when the residents returned.  The Red Cross was then called to aid the residents with a place to stay and emergency aid.

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