BY LEANN DILBECK –
At 10:05 a.m. this morning, the Rocky Rural Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a caller reporting that his neighbor’s two-story house was on fire on Polk Rd 130. At that time, the exact address was unknown.
Shady Grove Rural Volunteer Fire Department was immediately dispatched for mutual aid. Shady Grove requested assistance from both Potter and Acorn Fire Departments for tanker trucks as an additional water supply.
Engine 1 from Shady Grove was the first to arrive on the scene to discover fire through the roof of the two-story home at 176 Polk Rd 130, owned by Stephen Bradley.
Approximately 15 firefighters battled the blazes and were able to contain the fire to the second floor and attic; however, the home is a complete loss due to heavy smoke and water damages. No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.