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Archive for Sunday, August 6, 2006

Fire destroys rural home

August 6, 2006

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A home in rural Douglas County near Clinton burned to the ground this afternoon as dozens of local fire fighters scrambled to find water to extinguish the blaze.

The fire at 938 E 300 Road began just around 5 p.m. and quickly spread throughout the ranch-style home. When fire fighters first arrived, they quickly ran out of water before tanker trucks from several rural volunteer fire departments arrived.

The nearest source of water to fight the fire was Clinton Lake.

Firefighters battled the fire over the course of an hour and a half before fully extinguishing the flames. By then, only the frame of the house remained, as the roof and some walls had burned completely.

According to fire officials on the scene, the residents of the home were not at home when the fire started and no one was hurt.

Comments

Rick Aldrich 8 years, 4 months ago

i know this family. all of my prayers go out to them. they were at a grandaughters birthday party.

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years, 4 months ago

this is to bad a day full of fun and joy ruined. This is no comfort but I am glad no one was hurt. Best of luck.

hottruckinmama 8 years, 4 months ago

i feel sorry for the family. i am sure glad know one was hurt. and the poor fire fighters. can you imagine trying to fight a fire as hot as it was this afternoon?

Terry Jacobsen 8 years, 4 months ago

Thank God for the firefighters who are willing to work in such terrible conditions especially when their work is always being done at a time that is terrible for the family whose home is being destroyed.

My thoughts and prayers for everyone involved.

badger 8 years, 4 months ago

I am glad that no one was hurt, especially those fighting fire in the heat.

The family has my sympathies as they try to rebuild.

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