By Tamas Mondovics
A house fire at 2199 Johnson Hollow Rd. in Mountain City just north of town is the latest casualty of the bitter cold as residents work to keep warm this season.
Johnson County Dispatch received the call at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, prompting at least half-a-dozen area volunteer fire units including approximately 20-plus first responders from Mountain City, District One, District 2, Neva las well as a unit from Doe Valley
Among the volunteers were Doe Valley firefighter and Johnson County Commissioner Megan McEwen.
It took nearly an hour to bring the flames under control. Sadly the fire has caused major damage.
According to District 2 firefighter Chris Pierce no one was injured as the home was vacant and unoccupied at the time of the incident.
“The cold and freezing temperatures are working against us,” Pierce said.
There is no word yet as to the cause of the fire, but will provide more information as it becomes available.