This home, which was occupied by the family of James Scott Cloer, was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. | Randy Garrison
This home, which was occupied by the family of James Scott Cloer, was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. | Randy Garrison

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Fire guts house on Huckaby Bridge Road

Published 5:53pm Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Hartselle family of four escaped without injury when a fire broke out in their rent-to-own home at 3151 Huckaby Bridge Road early Wednesday morning.

Hartselle Fire & Rescue was called to the scene at 1:03 a.m.

“When we arrived flames from a fire in the attic were coming out both ends of the house,” said Hartselle Fire & Rescue investigator Randy Summerford. “The family was awakened by the fire and was outside of the house when we arrived. No one was injured; however, a cat and two rabbits remained inside.”

Summerford said the fire’s origin was in the attic above a laundry room.

“It’s likely going to be a total loss,” he added. “The occupants reported not having insurance on the contents but the owner had insurance on the house.”

The house was occupied by the family of James Scott Cloer ands the owner of the property is Travis Key.

Summerford said two engine companies and a ladder truck were used by firefighters to extinguish the fire. They were on the scene until 6 a.m.

Friends on Facebook have shared the following message:

“If you can help their immediate need is cash. They also need clothes and all necessities. Hannah (8 yrs old) wears 10/12 clothes, 3 shoes, her brother (who goes to HJHS), Mitchell 36/32 pants, XL shirts, 8.5-9 shoes, her Mom, Tracy 12 pants, XL shirts, 8.5-9 shoes, step-Dad, Scott 40/30 pants, XXL shirts, shoe 8.5 wide. They were renting to own a home on Huckaby Bridge Road right behind the church. You can take money or items to Barkley Bridge Elementary’s office. Y’all please help,” the Facebook message said.

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