Houston County fire departments respond to structure fire in Rehobeth

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REHOBETH, Ala. (WTVY) - Several fire departments in Houston County responded to a structure fire off of Highway 109 in Rehobeth Thursday night.

Details are limited as investigators continue their work. The home is a total loss, but fortunately, no one was hurt.

"We were - me and my mom and my girlfriend were sitting there talking at my house and she got a phone call," said Grayson Ball, who’s uncle lived in the house.

The next thing Grayson knew, he was looking at his Uncle Roger's house going up in flames.

"He said last time he was here was at about 6 o'clock this afternoon,” said Ball. “He was washing clothes at my grandma's house. He had no clue."

Southern Junction Fire Department was first to respond to the scene at 6:19 p.m.

Several nearby fire departments were called upon to provide extra manpower to battle the large fire.

"This day and time, it's hard to get volunteers anyway, so the more the better,” said Matt Boster, Southern Junction Fire Department Chief. “We were lucky it was at night, so that way we didn't have to go through as many firemen at one time."

Firefighters were able to get control of the fire quickly, but the home is no more.

Fortunately for Grayson's Uncle Roger Sasser, family members are willing to offer assistance.

"He's going to stay at my grandmother's house for the time being," said Ball.

Firefighters stayed out to monitor the area and make sure there aren't any residual flames that can spark back up.

The Houston County Sheriff's Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

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