Fire Damages 100 Year-Old Home

Fire-Front-St-Clayton-2A woman, her daughter-in-law and their Chihuahua were burned out of their home on Friday.

Just before 5:00 PM, a passerby noticed flames and smoke coming from a home in the 400 block of West Front Street in Clayton and called 911.

An elderly woman and her dog were home at the time. Clayton Fire, Clayton Police and Johnston Emergency Services arrived to help the daughter-in-law carry the woman and dog from the burning house.  The daughter-in-law had just arrived from home from work to find the house smoking.

Everyone made it out ok, but the smoke and flames made the home unsafe for occupancy.

A quick response from Clayton fire crews helped keep this roughly 100 year-old home from being destroyed.

The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation but investigators said it appears to have started in the kitchen area.  Traffic was detoured around the accident scene for about an hour. Photos courtesy Town of ClaytonFire-Front-St-Clayton-1