Cuba and Siloam Fire Department responded to the scene of a structure fire in the Morning Star Fire District. Arriving units advised that there was no flame, but that there was smoke showing. Upon further investigation the first arriving units found that the fire was out and the PPV was placed into use. The homeowner advised that he had called 911 nearly an hour before the first units arrived on the scene. Units from Cuba and Siloam were on scene within eight minutes from the call for help, and it is not known at this time what took so long for the call to moved from the primary department to the supporting agencies that responded.
Due to the action of the homeowner the fire was contained to one room and fire units were able to make sure that there was no extention into the roof and walls. The homeowner was put in touch with a local Red Cross contact in order obtain assistance.