RURAL/METRO FIRE CREWS RESPONDED TO A FLUE FIRE ON THE 300 BLOCK OF GIBSON STREET IN MERLIN LATE SUNDAY NIGHT. THE FIRE APPARENTLY SPREAD FROM THE FLUE AND INTO THE WALLS OF THE HOME. FIREFIGHTERS ENDED UP HAVING TO REMOVE EXTERIOR WALL PANELS, IN ORDER TO GET TO THE ATTIC TO PUT THE FIRE OUT. ALL OCCUPANTS OF THE HOME WERE ABLE TO GET OUT SAFELY.