A home belonging to a Walthourville city council member
was destroyed in a house fire early Wednesday morning.
Officials say the home of Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green
caught fire on Carter Rd. The fire was reported to 911 around 1:30 a.m.
According to the fire chief, the fire appears to have
originated from a circuit breaker inside the house.
The fire was spotted by a neighbor after they noticed
flickering lights coming from a window. The neighbor originally thought it was
a brush fire, but when they went to investigate, they discovered the
rear of the home was in the flames.
The home was destroyed.
Green was not home at the time. According to officials, she and her family are
currently on vacation.