A fast-moving fire destroyed a home at 268 Goodrich Hill Rd. in Georgia on Wednesday afternoon.
St. Albans Town Fire Department responded first, as they were providing mutual aid coverage for Georgia while that crew assisted Milton in batting down a garage fire on Clay Ridge at nearly the same time.
St. Albans Chief Harold Cross said the Georgia fire was fully involved when his team arrived around 12:45 p.m.
Fire officers commented on the difficulty accessing the private road, near the Fairfax-Georgia town line. The home was nearly 8 miles from the Georgia Fire Station.
Georgia 1st Assistant Chief Elwin Sweeney had called a state fire investigator to look into the blaze, which possibly began from a woodstove, Cross said onsite. The residents were not home when the fire started, and no injuries were reported.