Carr told The Cadiz Record that firefighters were called to the scene of the Wier home on 11 Ferrell Circle at 4:55 a.m. on April 20. He said that the Wiers were in bed when the fire started. He said that Greg heard a noise, which was followed by the sound of their barking dog. When he got out of bed, he found smoke coming from the utility room. He then followed Ruth and the dog after they climbed out the bedroom window of the one-floor house.
No one was injured in the fire, but the house was “a total loss,” Carr said. He said the Trigg County Ambulance came to the scene in case they were needed, and the local American Red Cross chapter helped take care of the family. Carr said that nine firefighters helped extinguish the fire. He said that two pumpers and a tanker pumped between 12,000 and 14,000 gallons of water onto the house.
Carr said the specific cause of the fire is still under investigation.