CORNISHVILLE — A Mercer County man and his pets escaped a fire that destroyed their home early this morning.
Mercer County Fire Lt. Jason Britton said crews from Cornishville Engine 3 were called to the home at 441 Huffman Road about 3 a.m. The residence was fully involved when firefighters arrived.
Britton said the man living in the home, identified by lex18.com as Bruce Jackson, was able to escape through the rear of the home with six or seven dogs. No injuries were reported, but the single-story house is considered a total loss.
Britton said crews had to be wary of live rounds of ammunition in one room of the house that started going off because of the fire. Firefighters remained on the scene until about 7 a.m.
Britton said the cause of the fire or where it originated are not known. Officials will be at the scene this afternoon to investigate.