Riggs Hill fire raises concern until home's occupant found
March 10, 2021
Fire destroyed a house near the intersection of Riggs Hill Road and Highway 20 early Thursday, March 4.
The blaze was reported at 4:04 a.m., said Fire Chief Dave Barringer of the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District.
Fire crews arrived at 1280 Riggs Hill Road to find the two-story house completely engulfed in flames, Barringer said.
Four engines, two tenders and a battalion chief responded, he said.
"It was what we call a 'defensive attack,' initially," he said, adding that they put it out with water.
Initially, the occupant of the home could not be located, officials said, and there...