By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Fire destroyed a home in the Brookmont area of Pulaski late Sunday.
Pulaski Fire Chief Bill Webb said firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 4285 Brookmont Road at 8:17 p.m. Sunday. The first units on the scene found heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of the residence.
Webb said everyone was out of the residence when firefighters arrived on the scene.
The fire left the home and most, if not all, of its contents a total loss. Webb estimated the damage at $20,000. The residence is owned by Angie and John Gillespie of Max Meadows and was being occupied by David Radcliff.
Webb said it was his understanding an adult male and female and two children lived in the house.
Fire personnel remained on the scene until 1:45 a.m.
Pulaski Fire Department responded with four pieces of fire equipment and 22 personnel and Dublin Fire Department assisted with two pieces of equipment and 15 personnel. Newbern Fire Department responded with two people and an air truck to refill firefighters’ air tanks.
Pulaski Fire Marshal Todd Garwood returned to the scene Monday morning to investigate what caused the blaze.
According to Roger Hudson, Red Cross responded to the scene and assisted the displaced residents with food and clothing. Hudson is disaster services manager for New River Valley Chapter of American Red Cross.
Webb said the occupants of the home already had a place to stay.