Fire Destroys Home

A volunteer firefighter talks on the radio to help coordinate the response to a house fire on Poston Whitaker Road in southern Overton County Friday afternoon. Units from the Rickman Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene and were assisted by the Fairgrounds and Hardy’s Chapel VFDs as well as some personnel from Putnam County. Firefighters arrived to find the structure almost fully engulfed. They spent about three hours battling the blaze. According to property tax records, the home was owned by Bruce McKinnis and was valued at $33,400.

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