The Adair County Fire Department was on the scene of their first house fire during the early morning hours Thursday when they were called to a second.
Firefighters were first called to a house fire on 1370 Beechtop Road at 1:28 a.m., when temperatures had dipped into the 20s. While still on the scene, at 2:08 a.m. they received a second call, this one for a house on East 80 Drive.
Breeding Volunteer Fire Department was called to assist with the second call. Firefighters remained on the scene of the Beechtop Road fire until almost 4:30 a.m. and were on the scene on East 80 Estates for around three hours.
Nobody was injured at either scene. The Beechtop Road house was owned by Robert Fletcher. The original call was for a flu fire, and upon arrival firefighters found the fire was in the roof area as well. Thirteen firemen responded to the scene.
The house on East 80 Drive belonged to family of the late Jimmy Holladay and was vacant at the time. The doors and windows were boarded up to prevent theft and his sister reported they had recently been cleaning it out with plans to sell the home. The house was a total loss. Seveteen firefighters from Adair County worked the fire along with members of the Breeding department