Two Jay homes were damaged in a fire in the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 6.
Jay firefighters received the call around 1:30 a.m. of a fire at the 200 block of Sixth street. Eucha and Lakemont Fire Departments assisted on the call.
Fire Chief Brandon Alexanders said both houses were inhabited but no injuries were reported. A Jay ambulance arrived at the scene but was not needed.
One home was a total loss with another home sustaining significant damage, according to Alexander.
"When we arrived, [the house] was completely engulfed," Alexander said. "Before we arrived, the north wind had caught [the other home] on fire."
After firefighters arrived at the scene, the fire was under control within a couple of hours. Firefighters allowed the house where the fire originated to burn out on its own, Alexander said.
"The homeowner wanted us to let the fire burn out on its own if it was safe," Alexander said.
Firefighters were unable to discover the cause of the fire as the home where the fire originated was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.
An investigation into the cause of the fire will be at the request of the homeowners, according to Alexander.