The Paintsville Fire Department were called to a scene of a structure fire Thursday afternoon. Paintsville/Johnson Co. 911 Dispatch reported the fire was located on Mill Branch Road in the Southside community of Paintsville, just off Rt 321. Fire crews got the call around 11:10 AM and upon arrival found heavy smoke coming from the home. Firefighters immediately began fighting the blaze, which was fueled by windy conditions in that area, but unfortunately firefighters courageous efforts were not enough to save the home, which was a total loss. There has been no official release into what caused the fire and the owners name has not been “officially” released at this time. WSIP/WKLW news will bring you further information as it becomes available.