A house fire Tuesday afternoon caused extensive damage to 865 Hwy. 289.
Richard M. and Bernice Lawson were allowing their granddaughter, Jennifer Hardin, and her two children to stay with them. Hardin's children are Taylor, 9, and Lauren 7, and her boyfriend is Tim McCarty Jr.
Hardin noticed smoke after taking a shower, and she got out of the house and called the fire department, according to Richard Lawson. He came to the house upon hearing the news.