Firefighters were kept busy yesterday afternoon, as they responded to a home fire on U.S. 40 in Mount Meridian. According to fire officials a home owned by Lance Morrison, caught fire just after 3pm. The family was able to get out without injuries, and firefighters were hampered by the high winds. Fire officials say that the cause of the blaze is under investigation, but likely due to a dryer because of where the fire started. The house is expected to be a total loss.