The cause of a fire that destroyed a home on Private Road 7581 in the Flora community of Hopkins County Thursday morning has been officially declared as undetermined. Fire Marshal Mike Mathews said the fire damage was so extensive that is was impossible to find a cause.
A family was able to get out of the burning house safely Thursday but they lost all of their possessions. The Red Cross is assisting them along with Blue Santa.
The fire call went out at 6:20 a.m. Thursday. Fire units responded from Pickton-Pine Forest, Dike, Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff, North Hopkins and Hopkins County. When the first trucks arrived, the home was engulfed in flames.