WAYNESBURG - A chimney fire destroyed the house of a Lincoln County assistant fire chief Monday, in a blaze his own station worked to control. Now the community is rallying to help him pick up the pieces.
Randall Mullins, of Bob Johnson Road, Waynesburg, is an assistant chief with Lincoln County Fire Station 5, one of four stations that responded to the 3:46 p.m. fire at his residence.
Stations 6, 8, and Eubank Fire Department also responded.
Reportedly, a chimney fire spread to the attic and engulfed the house.
Fire departments battled the blaze for more than four hours and while there were no reported injuries, the home was a complete loss.
"It was an old house, probably 100 years old, and he was an avid collector of antiques, so the house was absolutely full of everything," said Eubank assistant fire chief and friend Norman Rutheford.