Fire destroys DeKalb County bed and breakfast

  • Source: WAAY-TV ABC 31 Huntsville
  • Published: 12/01/2019 10:44 PM

A bed and breakfast that was housed in a historic building burned to the ground Sunday night. According to Valley Head Fire Chief Dustin Burt, Weathers Place Bed and Breakfast was destroyed by a fire that started around 8:20 p.m. on Sunday. About 30 firefighters from Valley Head, Hammondville, Mentone and Henagar volunteer fire departments worked to fight the fire for hours. They were hitting hot spots with one truck by midnight. Chief Burt said he had not observed activity at the home for several weeks. He said the home was a residence for most of the existence of the building but was converted to a bed and breakfast within the past five years or so. He said his department has a fire investigator on their roster. They will both return to Weathers later Monday morning once the building has cooled off and there is more light. Chief Burt said it may be difficult to determine the cause of the fire because of the age of the building.


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