Late Friday night fire destroys rural Adams County home

Fire crews from Bowen, Loraine, Camp Point and Golden had their hands full Friday night at a house fire near the Adams and Hancock County line.

Bowen Fire Chief Brian Gaines says his department got the call around 11 p.m. Friday night.

When they arrived on scene the house was completely on fire.

The residents managed to get out safely, but they did lose two dogs in the fire.

Bowen says his crews left just after 3 a.m. Saturday morning. But they have been back twice fighting flare-ups.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The State Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate.