Farmhouse Fire Under Investigation

7-5-05 – The Fire Marshall has been called to investigate a blaze at a Bryan County farmhouse Tuesday morning.

The call for help went out around 7:00 a.m. A home on the corner of Leavenworth Trail and Church Road in Mead caught on fire.

Firefighters from Silo, West Bryan County, and Lakewood fought the fire for half an hour. They say the fire started in the kitchen, and then spread through the ceiling to the second floor.

The home is not considered a total loss. The family was out of town and no one was injured. Firefighters believe lightning may be to blame.