Jeff Moreland
Fire crews were on scene for approximately seven hours battling the blaze at this home on Covington Avenue.
Fire destroys home on Covington Avenue

A house fire on Covington Avenue in Springfield during the early morning hours of Jan. 9 is being described as a total loss. 

Washington County Fire Chief Jim Logsdon said more than 20 firefighters from throughout the county responded to the fire, which was most likely caused by electricity. 

The home belonged to Cherry Gibson but no one was home at the time of the incident. 

“Thank goodness she wasn’t home,” Logsdon said.