Firefighters Put out House Fire in Southern Junction

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Southern Junction volunteer firefighters have finally put out a blaze that started Sunday night.

Smoke filled the chilly morning air at 6889 State Highway 109 in Southern Junction.

Fire officials worked all morning to put out the fire.

Volunteer firefighters sprayed water on the home Monday morning to put out the blaze.

Monday, fire officials had to leave several times to get more water to put on the fire. Officials have had a tough time putting out the blaze, which began midnight Sunday.

Officials put out the blaze Sunday night, but overnight, the second story collapsed causing the fire to flare up once again Monday morning.

Firefighters finally got the fire under control and extinguished the hot spots Monday afternoon.

Officials say no one was in the home at the time of the fire.

“The owner says he put the furnace on because it was freezing and he wasn't here, he was down the house at his brothers,” said Volunteer Firefighter Vicki Stephens.

The owners of the home also own a termite and pest control business. Officials say there were no chemicals inside the home at the time of the fire.

Fire officials say they are still investigating the cause.