The call came in a little after midnight for a house fire. The only reason the house is still there is that Troutman Fire Dept. had personnel working the night shift and they were able to get there as quickly as they did. They found smoke in the residence and made an attack under the house where the floor near the rear of the house was engulfed in flames. It appeared after the fire, that bricks in the fireplace had fallen and the flooring had caught fire. The weather had caused the roads to be icy and it was a good response for all departments. There was a fire in the fireplace at the time of the fire. Units from Troutman Fire & Rescue, Wayside Fire Department, and Shepherd Fire Departments were dispatched.