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Firefighters respond to Pontotoc County fire

August 17, 2018

Posted: Fri Aug 17 15:50:33 PDT 2018
Updated: Fri Aug 17 15:50:33 PDT 2018

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worked to put out a blaze on pitts loop road just after 10 am. wtva xavier harris has been on the story since it broke this morning. he joins us live with the latest. when i got here this morning there were at least five fire trucks here working to put out the blaze that lasted about 15 mins. im told by pontotoc fire chief lance martin they are now investigating what caused this fire. blaze" "it's still undetermined yet, investigators are kind of digging through right now we have astatine a point of origin and he's going to dig through talk to a few more people see if we can exactly what the cause was." firemen worked over two hours after the blaze on pitts loop road was diffused. i spoke with the ower of the home who did not want to go on camera but says he is thankful only the garage caught fire. fire chief lance martin tells me the blaze only lasted 20 minutes. "we could see heavy smoke from about a mile away out from the scene, upon arrival the garage was fully involved." stand up according to the chief, the flames from the garage were so high they begin to touch the power lines now he says this could have turned out worse. "yes this is a very close call, its within 10 feet of the main primary structure of the house there's lines if you see just over our head that run just to the side of the shop there was flaming pigment on the power lines and we wanted to get the power disconnecting just for our safety." homeowners tell me they are thankful no one was hurt during the blaze. when asked their next move the family tells me they will now wait until the insurance adjusters can come out and take a look, and as for the cause of the fire it is still unknown. now coming up on wtva nine news at 6 hear how the owner made the escape out of the home. live in pontotoc xavier harris wtva nine news. still more news ahead
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