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Fire Destroys Home on McCard Lake Road; Barn Catches Fire

MEANSVILLE - Shortly before 8 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2018 PCFD personnel responded to reported fully involved structure fire at 1440 McCard Lake Road, Meansville. Personnel and apparatus from all seven county stations responded as well as mutual aid from Meansville and Lamar County Fire Departments.

Firefighters were on scene for 3 hours as well as PCSO and Red Cross. Approximately 15,000 gallons of water was used to extinguish the fire using water shuttle with relay pumping due to location of the structure.

The cause/origin of the fire is as yet undetermined. A neighbor noted the fire and called 911. No one was home except the family pet who was inside. Sadly, the dog passed away as a result of the fire.

Homeowners arrived during extinguishment by FD personnel. The fire had spread through the front yard towards the road but was quickly extinguished. The home was a complete loss.

Barn Fire on Melville Brown Road

On March 14, 2018, PCFD and Forestry responded to a reported barn fire at 1172 Melville Brown Road. The homeowner stated earlier this date he had burned several small piles of brush. Embers ignited the small barn on the property.

Personnel extinguished the fire, and Forestry plowed a break around a quarter acre section of woods also burned.


The Pike County Fire Department is made up of volunteers from within our county. They do regular training to fight fires and many have taken classes to help out medically until an ambulance can arrive on the scene.

There are ways to help out the Pike County Fire Department. The first is by making sure that your property has a reflective sign that makes your property easy to find. These signs are $20 and made by the Pike County Emergency Service Auxillary. To order, call 770-468-8633 for more information. All orders for reflective address signs must be made in writing. [Note from the Editor: I put a land line on here to begin with! The number is now correct! Sorry about the mix up and thanks to Teri for catching it!]

Proceeds benefit all emergency services personnel with disaster assistance in the form of gatorade, water, and other necessary items.

If you would like to help support our local fire department, you can drop of checks of any amount at the County Commission Office located in the single building behind its old location (used to be the old Magistrate Court building). Specify on the memo line that this is a fire department donation.

Submitted 3.14.18