Buck Point House Destroyed in Fire

By: Ilyssa Trussel
By: Ilyssa Trussel

Tallahassee firefighters and the state fire marshal's office are trying to figure out what caused a Leon County house to go up in flames. It happened overnight near Lake Iamonia on Buck Point Road.

Investigators say when they arrived on scene after midnight, flames were shooting 20 to 30 feet into the air. They say house fires in wooded neighborhoods can be very dangerous, especially with the current weather conditions.

"Right now a concern is the dry, so in an area with wild land, urban interface, we could have quickly a small fire like this or a house fire could move into a woods fire and spread throughout a neighborhood," said CAPT John Gatlin with the Tallahassee Fire Department.

The fire marshal’s office has brought its canine unit to help investigate the cause of the blaze. Fortunately, no one was inside the home, which is currently under renovation.

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