Fire levels summer home

By Matt Lasley -

A summer home in Clarkson burned to the ground this past Sunday, Jan. 24.

The Wax Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD) was called to a residence located off Cedar Crest by Nolin Lake Estates in Clarkson at around 1:58 p.m. on Sunday.

According to WVFD Chief David Strader, the residence, a couple’s summer home, had already burned to the ground by the time Wax firefighters arrived on the scene.

“There was never a 911 call on it,” said Strader, adding that a Wax volunteer firefighter saw the smoke and investigated, which led to the department’s response.

“The house was a total loss,” Strader said.

The WVFD made the decision to not take fire trucks to the residence due to the status of the home, as well as the fact that the road to the home had not been cleared of snow, according to Strader.

No injuries or damages to surrounding areas were reported. The identities of the owners of the summer home have not been released.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

WVFD personnel remained on the scene for about an hour and half until the electric company arrived, according to Strader.

By Matt Lasley

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

comments powered by Disqus