Fire engulfs home in Opp

Published 2:53 am Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Opp Fire Department, with assistance from the state fire marshal’s office, is investigating the cause of a house fire that occurred in early morning hours Tuesday.

OFD Chief Cory Spurlin said that firefighters were dispatched to 104 Duval Drive, which is in a neighborhood off of Hwy. 52, around 4:27 a.m.

“Originally, the call came from a caller from Birdsong Peanuts as a woods fire, and then it was upgraded to a structure fire,” he said.

Spurlin said when firefighters responded to the call, the entire attic was involved and there was a partial roof collapse.

“We got it contained, but it was a total loss of content,” Spurlin said.

Thankfully, no one was home at the time of the fire, he said.

“There were no injuries,” he said.

Spurlin said they are still investigating the cause of the fire.

“We have a couple of things we are looking at,” he said. “But we don’t suspect foul play or anything out of the ordinary.”

Spurlin said they did call the Onycha Fire Department to provide mutual aid, where they fought the fire for nearly five hours.