It was a busy and long night for the Rocky Mount Fire Protection District on Friday. It started with a house fire on Hittridge Road. Chief Kevin Hurtibise says the occupant was on her way home when the fire broke out.
That fire was determined to be accidental. The home was a total loss. While working that scene, Rocky Mount called on the assistance of Moreau firefighters to handle the fatal accident on Highway Y that claimed the life of Miller County Deputy Casey Shoemate. They also had a medical emergency call.