A Maysville home burned July 4 and a faulty hot water heater is believed to have been the problem.
The fire occurred on Hwy. 98 just outside the city limits of Maysville and the Banks County Fire Department was the first department called to the scene.
“It was about a 2,000 square foot structure about 50 to 70 percent involved when we got there,” Banks County fire chief Gary Pollard said. “We called Maysville to respond for personnel due to it being so hot. We had three engines and a med unit to respond with about 17 people.”
The rental home located on Hwy. 98 was occupied at the time of the fire. No one was injured.
This is the second home located on the Maysville-Banks County line that has been destroyed this year in a fire. Pollard said the procedure has been for the Banks County Fire Department to be called first to the scene if the home is outside the city limits. However, both the July 4 fire and an earlier residential fire on Mitchell Street were actually closer to the Maysville Fire Department than to a county fire department. Pollard said he has met with Maysville fire chief James Lyle two times and this issue is being addressed.
“We are working on training on this and teaching everyone to go ahead and call them (Maysville),” Pollard said.
Why is it no one remembers house bill 489...useing Maysville Fire as first due is duplication of service and illegal by state law. Maysville Fire has lost there share of house's in the last few years...anyone remember the 2 fire's on Deer Run where both of them burned to the ground ?
How about some positive stories instead of trying to brew more controversy.