UPDATE

Fire ravages family’s home in Boyd


A fire burned up multiple rooms and caused heavy smoke damage throughout a single-story brick home in Boyd tonight. Members of the Boyd Volunteer Fire Department arrived just minutes after the fire was reported at 9:15. They arrived to see flames pouring out of the back of the house and black smoke billowing into a dark sky. They extinguished the fire quickly, saving the structure, but smoke had already damaged most or all of the interior. Rhome Volunteer Fire Department, Boyd Police and Wise County Medics all provided assistance at the scene. The home owner, Emily Palmer, had left the house to pick up several items from a nearby grocery store. When she returned black smoke gushed from the front door when she opened it. She lives there with her husband Hunter and their one- and four-year-old daughters. No one was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it might have started in the kitchen stove.

Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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