A Mt. Vernon home was damaged by fire late Tuesday night.
Mt. Vernon firefighters say Latanya Elion of 1515 South 12th was not at home when the fire was discovered in the attic of the home by a neighbor. The neighbor got the attention of Elion’s son who came outside and was told the house was on fire.
Firemen report flames were showing from the attic upon their arrival. They were able to knock down the fire before it spread to the living area of the home. However, there was substantial heat and smoke damage.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
Jefferson Rural firemen provided mutual aid assistance on the scene. Waltonville firemen covered the Mt. Vernon fire station in the event of another fire.
Firemen receive the call at 11:20 Tuesday night. They remained on the scene for about two hours.