Fire damages home of late Winston-Salem police sergeant

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Mickey Hutchens

YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities said a fire damaged the home of a late Winston-Salem police sergeant who was killed in the line of duty nearly five years ago.

Officials said a fire was reported at the home of the late Sgt. Mickey Hutchens at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday at 3490 Old Highway 421 East in Yadkin County.

A passerby saw the smoke and helped Hutchens’ 95-year-old mother-in-law out of the house. She lived there, according to officials.

No one was injured, but four dogs and two cats were killed in the fire. Authorities said the fire started in the kitchen and resulted in the home being a total loss.

Hutchens and Officer Daniel Clark were shot on Oct. 7, 2009, while responding to a disturbance on Peters Creek Parkway. Hutchens died five days later, while Clark survived.