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April 21, 2012

Fire destroys Westville home

WESTVILLE — A single-story home was destroyed in a Saturday morning fire.

Westville Area Fire Protection District Chief Gary Wright said the fire call came in at 9:33 a.m. A fire had started in the home of Penny Jones on 1200 North Road, east of Westville.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, fire was coming through the roof on the northeast corner, the back side of the house, Wright said.

There were children home at the time of the fire, but everyone got out safely, Wright said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Wright said there is nothing suspicious about the fire. It appears to be accidental.

The house is a total loss, he said.

Firefighters were on the scene for about two and half hours.

Westville Area Fire Protection District received help hauling water from fire departments in Georgetown, Catlin, Tilton and the Lynch Area Fire Protection District.

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