Fire claims home of Lincoln County Justice judge

Published 10:49 am Friday, August 11, 2023

A Lincoln County Justice Court Judge has hit a personal hurdle affecting his entire family.

Early Friday morning, the home of Post 2 Judge Roger Martin burned down. Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Chris Reid called it a total loss.

Sisters Hannah and Kelsey Mason lived in an apartment adjoined to Martin’s house, and also lost everything. Hannah, whose Westinghouse is set for the end of August, lost her dress and other wedding items, as well.

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Multiple volunteer fire departments responded to the fire on Hwy. 583 that began around 2:30 a.m. Firefighters with Hog Chain, East Lincoln, Ruth, Bogue Chitto and Zetus VFDs helped extinguish the blaze.

Reid said no one was injured in the fire.