Peggy Kiefer

Grove Sun

Homeowners were fishing when they noticed smoke coming from the location of their home.  "We burned trash yesterday and saw it smoldering before we went down to the fishing hole.  We put water on it again today, but I can't think of anything else that could have caused the fire," he said.

Bernice Fire Chief Patrick Beehler said it is unknown at this time what the official cause is.

Bernice Fire, Monkey Island Fire, Hickory Grove Fire, Grove EMS, Sherrif and Bernice Police were called to the fire that destroyed a home and another structure.  No injuries are reported at this time.