A fire destroyed a home that had just undergone six months remodeling. The afternoon blaze, which started around 1:30, was well involved upon arrival of Danville Fire Department personnel.
Damage was estimated at $120,000 - $70,000 to the structure and the rest to the contents.
Smoke from the burning two-story house was seen from as far as 12 miles away. The heat slightly damaged one of the three engines and truck company that were working the fire.
The owners of the house had lived there 22 years and had just one year left on the mortgage.
The fire had started in the couch reported the homeowner, who tried to put it out with an extinguisher and then a garden hose.
Fourteen firefighters fought the blaze for about 1 1/2 hours. They stayed on the scene for several more hours mopping up. The fire is still under investigation.

[This message has been edited by Rick Decorie (edited September 02, 1999).]