MARLOW—No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a house in Marlow on Friday afternoon, and the cause is under investigation, authorities said.
The fire was reported at about 4:15 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Hidden Valley Road and Laurel Road, north of state Route 61 between Oak Ridge and Clinton in Anderson County.
Two adults live in the house, but they were not at home at the time of the fire, said Stephanie Fox, chief of the Marlow Volunteer Fire Department.
All five of the county’s volunteer fire departments responded: Andersonville, Briceville, Claxton, Marlow, and Medford. Firefighters were there until about 9 p.m. Friday.
Laurel Road and Hidden Valley Road were temporarily closed Friday evening for safety reasons and fire department access, Fox said. Fire trucks were parked in the streets, and water was freezing on the surface of the roadways.
The Anderson County Highway Department salted the roads, and they re-opened at about 9 p.m. Friday, Fox said.
The back side of the house, a single-story home with a basement, was extensively damaged on Friday, Fox said.
The fire re-kindled at about 7 a.m. Saturday, and the blaze then damaged the front side of the home, Fox said. The reason for the re-kindling is under investigation.
Only Marlow firefighters responded Saturday morning, and they were there until about 9:30 a.m., Fox said.
Black smoke from the fire could be seen for miles on Friday, including in Oak Ridge.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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