MySaline received a report of a fire at a home on North Reynolds Road in Bryant in the early hours of Sunday morning. The exact report from a citizen follows.
“I was headed home from Bryant Wal-Mart around 315am this morning 04/09/2017. When I was stunned by the site of a home on N. Reynolds Rd engulfed in flames. There were no fire trucks, police, or other vehicles in site. I pulled over at Dogwood and called 911. It was already a huge fire. I left as soon as fire trucks arrived so that I wouldn’t some how be in their way. I hope every one got out safe. I tried to snap a few pics as I drove away but I was shaking, so they’re not very good.”
Bryant Fire Department Chief JP Jordan advised Monday morning that the fire call came in at 3:03 am in the 1200 block of N. Reynolds Road and there were two occupants home at the time of the fire.
Jordan said, “They were awakened by the smoke detector going off and exited the home safely. Smoke detector save lives!”
According to the report, the fire appears to have started on the outside of the home and spread inside. No foul play is suspected. Battalion 1, Truck 1, Engine 1, Engine 2, and Truck 3 responded. Benton FD and Collegeville VFD also responded to help cover the stations while Bryant FD battled the fire.