Former councilman’s home damaged in blaze

Published: Monday, December 3, 2012 at 04:07 PM.

CHIPLEY — Firefighters from the Chipley Fire Department had to work through the early Saturday hours to put out the fire at 644 5th Street.

The fire trucks responded at 2:30 a.m. to the fire and finally were back in service at 10:30 a.m.

“It was a good one,” said Fire Chief Floyd Aycock. The home belongs to former city council member Roger Sloan.

The chief and 11 firefighters responded to the blaze report at 2:35 a.m., along with both fire engines, the city tanker, rescue vehicle and truck No. 1, according to the fire report.

When the firefighters arrived at the scene a few minutes later, the roof and the second floor of the home were fully involved, according to the report. No one was home at the time of the fire. The fire was spreading throughout the structure and it took two hours to bring the fire under control.

The fire department requested the assistance of the Marianna Fire Department’s aerial truck and the state Fire Marshal’s office was notified, according to the report.

The fire destroyed the roof, most of the second floor, and there was fire damage on the first floor, according to the report.

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