Fire destroys house

Published 9:52 am Thursday, January 28, 2016

A mid-day fire destroyed a Deadmon Road home Jan. 23 despite the efforts of fire fighters from across Davie County and two units from Rowan who fought the blaze in chilly temperatures.

The two-story farm-style house, owned by Linda and Glenn Mace, was built in 1892.

Glenn Mace was at home when the fire broke out in the rear. He said he suspected an electrical malfunction, but investigators had not yet made a determination.

A gaggle of firetrucks blocked Deadmon Road for hours, causing school buses and Davie High traffic to be re-routed.

An aerial unit poured water on the structure when the fire got into the roof.

Mace said the fire had destroyed many personal treasures and mementos that, while not valuable monetarily, couldn’t be replaced.

A note from the family

Our family would like to express thanks to all of the Davie and Rowan county firefighters and first responders who came to our rescue last Tuesday, the 19th. Our home caught on fire early afternoon and took the rest of the day and early evening to put out. These brave, kind men and women risked their lives to save what they could of our home. Once the fire was out, after they had worked all day, many stayed to try to salvage anything that hadn’t been destroyed. Their kindness will never be forgotten.

We will not ever be able to thank everyone who was with us that horrible day, but know that we will be forever thankful for you and what you do for our community. May God be with you all!

Linda and Glenn Mace and Family