Local News

JOTHAM, TX — A fire that started at a residence on Oak Lee Road Saturday evening quickly spread collapsing the two-story structure.

Jotham County Fire crews received the call around 10:00 p.m when a passing motorist noticed the blaze. As firefighters arrived at the home in the 1475 Oak Lee Road, the house was fully involved, Jotham County Fire Chief commented on scene. “Nothing was left. Nothing.”

Crews were able to get the flames under control in half an hour with no risk of spreading to the nearby wheat fields. There is no evidence thus far to indicate anyone was home, but Maggie Smith, a newcomer to the town of Jotham, has yet to be found.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Sept, 2006.