New Waverly Firefighters responded just before 1 PM Monday to a house fire on Marion Lane, just South of the City. Within five minutes of the initial 9-1-1 call, the first crews were on the scene and reported heavy fire and smoke from a one-story home. Three Engines and a Tanker responded from New Waverly, assisted by crews from Huntsville and North Montgomery County.
Firefighters laid large diameter hose down the driveway and established a rural water supply operation, but the wind quickly drove the fire into the rear of the home and the attic, destroying the 116-year-old restored farmhouse. The fire started on the rear porch near where a heat lamp was in use to provide warmth for the owner’s pets. A brisk north wind and freezing temperatures hampered firefighting efforts.
There were no injuries, but several family pets were lost to the fire.