Home Lost to Fire

Written by Theresa Rose on February 3, 2015

A rural New London couple lost their home in a fire Monday. New London, Mt. Pleasant and Danville fire departments were on the scene at the Larry and Sindy Weir home on New London Road from 12:30 to almost 6 pm. New London Fire chief Brad Helmerson said the house was a total loss but the cause of the blaze has not been determined yet. Helmerson also said a New London firefighter was sent to HCHC to be treated for minor burns received when the roof collapsed. No one was home at the time of the fire. Apparently, a passerby noticed smoke coming from the roof and chimney area and called it in. In a addition to battling the fire, crews had to deal with the cold and one of the New London fire trucks got stuck.