Morning fire consumes Apple Valley home

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 7:55 AM
Last updated 10:32 PM
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A home in south Augusta's Apple Valley neighborhood was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning.

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When firefighters arrived at the home on the 3500 block of Jonathan Circle shortly after 4 a.m. the home was already fully engulfed.

“It was a structure fire that was a loss from the total beginning,” said Battalion Chief Steven Bell.

The fire was further complicated when crews discovered a water main problem near home. Water Works was already on the scene making repairs when firefighters arrived.

Bell said he doesn’t believe crews lost much time as they went to their second mode of attack - shuttling the water from a location on Highway 56. Additional crews were also called in to assist.

Firefighters had the fire completely put out by 7 a.m., but all that was left was the framework.

Fire Investigator Neal Brown said it’s too early to determine what caused the fire. He will be going through the home this morning to look for a source for the flames.

Bell said no one was in the home at the time of the fire. The person who lived there works a night job and authorities have been unsuccessful at reaching him.

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