Fire destroys Forrest County deputy's home

Fire destroys Forrest County deputy's home
A Forrest County deputy’s home was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning in the north part of the county./Photo credit: submitted

FORREST COUNTY (WDAM) - A Forrest County deputy's home was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning in the north part of the county.

Forrest County Volunteer firefighters arrived on scene before 9 a.m. at 22 Eastabuchie Road, and the house was fully engulfed in flames, according to Forrest County Fire Coordinator Chip Brown.

The home belonged to Forrest County Deputy Lance Smith.

"Smith's K9 was in a pen at the house, and it was rescued before it was harmed by the fire," Brown said.

No one was injured in the fire, and the cause is under investigation.