Firefighters work to contain a blaze at a home at 4729 Sykes Road just outside of Nashville last Thursday. The house was a total loss. No one was at home when the fire started. (Photos by Bob Bartosz)
Fire fighters spent several hours last Thursday fighting a house fire on Sykes Road, just outside of Nashville.
According to Castalia Fire Chief Robert Varnell, a driver passing by noticed flames coming out of the home at 4729 Sykes Road around 11:30 a.m. and called 9-1-1. By the time fire crews arrived at the scene, the house was already engulfed in flames.
“There wasn’t anybody at home at the time of the fire so it got a right good jump on us,” Varnell said.
The high winds that day also created trouble for crews trying to fight the fire.
“We had everything stacked against us,” Varnell said.
After investigation by a Nash County Fire Marshall, the fire was deemed to have started on the front porch of the home.
“It appears to have been started by a heat lamp on the front porch,” Varnell said.
The house was a total loss, Varnell said. No one was injured during the fire.
Fire Departments assisting Castalia’s Fire Department included the Nashville Fire Department, Red Oak Fire Deparment, Nash County EMS and Nash County Fire Marshall’s office.