Limestone County Home Destroyed By Fire

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Limestone County volunteer firefighters fought to save this Edgewood Road home Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Al Whitaker, WHNT News 19)

ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – A home at the intersection of Edgewood Road and Fennel Drive, north of Athens, was essentially destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters from 4 volunteer fire departments responded to the call but say flames were already coming through the roof by the time they arrived. Little could be done to save the structure.

The resident sat across the road and watched firefighters try in vain to save her home. She was overheard lamenting it was where she had raised her children, that all of her most precious memories were lost.

Firefighters say they couldn’t yet tell what sparked the blaze but believed the fire started in the kitchen area. There were no injuries.