Fire damages Walton County home

A fire in Walton County on Friday night closed Highway 11 for about an hour and took more than 20 firefighters to contain.

A fire on Nov. 29 caused extensive damage to a home in Walton County. Photo Credit Walton County Fire Rescue
A fire on Nov. 29 caused extensive damage to a home in Walton County. Photo Credit Walton County Fire Rescue

According to Walton County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Craig League, firefighters were called to the home at 3340 Highway 11 at about 9:52 p.m. Crews arrived to find the house already 50 percent involved. Officials from Walton County Sheriff’s Office closed off Highway 11 as firefighters battled the blaze.

Highway 11 was closed for about an hour on Nov. 29 as fire crews battled a fire at a home on Highway 11 in Walton County. Photo credit: Walton County Fire Rescue
Highway 11 was closed for about an hour on Nov. 29 as fire crews battled a fire at a home on Highway 11 in Walton County. Photo credit: Walton County Fire Rescue

“The fire crews conducted an aggressive interior attack and kept the fire from spreading to the rest of the house,” League said, adding that there were no injuries to either the occupants of the house or fire personnel. “The fire displace one homeowner and two guests.”

League said the fire was contained within an hour, but crews remained on scene extinguishing hot spots until 12:40 am. The fire caused extensive damage to the home. Walton County Red Cross is assisting the family.

“The cause is still under investigation by investigators from WCFR, but foul play is not suspected.” League said. “Investigators are going back out this morning to sift through the debris inside the house.”

A home on Highway 11 was extensively damaged by fire on Nov. 29, 2013. Photo credit Sharon Swanepoel
A home on Highway 11 was extensively damaged by fire on Nov. 29, 2013. Photo credit Sharon Swanepoel

League said WCFR had 17 personnel on the scene as well as four who responded  from Monroe Fire Department.

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