An early morning house fire Thursday on County Road 3385 in the Pine Forest area called out the Hopkins County Fire Department to assist the Pickton-Pine Forest and Saltillo Volunteer units. The fire started sometime around 3:30 a.m. while a man prepared to leave for work for the day and his wife was preparing him a meal.
The wife stepped away from the kitchen range for a brief time and the fire was out of control when she returned. The frame structure was destroyed by the fire, according to County Fire Chief Andy Endsley. Endsley said he and others had stayed at the scene until 11 a.m. Thursday morning to insure the fire was out.