Rougemont blaze: Grease fire ruins house, shuts street
A kitchen fire fed by grease appears to have destroyed a house on the Southeast side of town and blocked Rougemont Avenue, according to a dispatch from fire chief Charles Werner.
Werner says that all occupants got out of the house safely, but the picture he sent along suggests that the house has been nearly or completely destroyed.
The flames leapt up a wall, according to information Werner received from an occupant. Fire crews battled to extinguish the fire and protect adjacent homes, but the street–- between 6th Street and Hartmans Mill Road–- has been blocked.