Family Of 4 Displaced After Fire Destroys Mt. Juliet Home

Family Of 4 Displaced After Fire Destroys Mt. Juliet Home

CREATED Jan 13, 2014

MT. JULIET, Tenn. – A family of four is without a home after an early morning fire in Mt. Juliet.

The home on Ashmore Court was fully involved when fire crews first got on the scene around 1:50 a.m. Monday.

Neighbors reported hearing two loud explosions before the blaze broke out. One of them woke up the homeowner, who was able to get his wife, two children and their dog out safely.

Fire officials said the fire was so intense that there was nothing they could do to salvage it. Instead, they focused their efforts on ensuring it did not spread to neighboring homes by spraying water on them.

It was about two hours before the fire was under control.

Both neighboring homes suffered damage to their siding. 

The homeowner told fire officials that he believed the fire may have started in the kitchen, but the Fire Marshal was called out to investigate the official cause. It did not appear to be suspicious.

The wife inhaled some smoke in the fire, but was not taken to the hospital. The residents went to stay with family.