Wiregrass mayor's home destoyed in fire

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GORDON, AL (WTVY) -- Gordon Mayor Elbert Melton and his family woke up to find their house on fire just after 4 o'clock Sunday morning.

Gordon Police Chief Jim Mock says first responders quickly arrived on the scene, but the blaze was already well underway.

Chief Mock tells us they were, " ...approximately about 30 seconds, which is right up the road, we were on scene,me and another officer, and the house was fully engulfed at that time... the fire department had gotten there and had pretty much been fighting it all morning."

Neither Mayor Melton or his family sustained any injuries.

No cause for the fire has been determined yet, though foul play is not suspected.

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