For the second time in less than a month the Magazine Fire Department responded to a house fire during the 3 a.m. hour.
This time the 10 firefighters who responded were able to extinguish the blaze and contain the majority of the damage to the bottom floor of a two-story home in the 100 block of East State Street in the city.
Jennifer Collins said she was awakened by the smell of fire and woke up her fiance Doyle Wilks and the two of them and her 3-year old son escaped the fire unharmed.
Collins said it was unlikely Wilks or her child would have awakened. Wilks agreed.
The fire gutted the kitchen area of the home, to include appliances and the efforts of a nearly completed remodeling project by Wilks.
Magazine Fire Department Assistant Chief Wayne Corbitt attributed the success of the call to early detection, good response time and the home being a newer constructed structure.
In addition to the Magazine department, Driggs also responded with a couple of firefighters and a truck, Corbitt said.