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House fire keeps 3 departments busy for hours

A fire deemed a home as a “total loss” on Tuesday night on Garden Road on the Covington and Butler County line.

The home was located between the intersection of Welding Shop Lane and Garden Road.

Red Level, McKenzie and Buck Creek Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the call.

“When we got on the scene the house was fully engulfed in flames,” Robert Morris, chief of Buck Creek VFD said.

“The roof was actually falling in.”

The fire departments were dispatched after a person saw the flames while driving down the road, Morris said.

Buck Creek was the first to respond, arriving at 5:34 p.m. with the other fire departments following shortly after.

The fire departments fought the flames until 9 p.m. with three engines from Red Level VFD, two fire engines from McKenzie and three from Buck Creek.

“We had to wait a while to have the power lines turned off, they were starting to fall down,” Morris said.

“The wind was also working against us.”

Morris said there was no one at home during the time of the fire.

The cause of fire is still under investigation.