House destroyed by fire still under investigation
By Clint Parker
Jupiter – A vacant house on Old Mars Hill Highway was destroyed by fire in an early morning blaze last Friday (June 8) according to Jupiter Fire Chief Jeff Allman. “It was fully involved when we got there,” said Allman.
The call came in about 5 am and crews were on the scene in minutes with mutual aid from Weaverville, Barnardsville, Woodfin, Reems Creek and Mars Hill. More than 25 firefighters were on the scene with about 10 different responding vehicles.
“Its still under investigation right now. We dont know the cause,” said Allman who said the Buncombe County Fire Marshal Office was investigating the blaze with help from the Asheville-Buncombe Arson Task Force. It took about 30 minutes to get the blaze under control. All crews had cleared the scene by about noon.