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McCaskill family escapes house fire

By Kevin McKinnon, 09/3/12 7:20 AM

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A McCaskill family escaped safely as their home and cars were destroyed by fire early Monday morning. When the fire at 4203 Highway 371 was called in around 5:20 a.m., it was reported that two people were trapped in the burning two-story home. Those people, one of which was a child, were able to escape unharmed.

At home at the time of the fire were homeowner Barry Dalhover, 62, along with a 54-year-old woman, a 30-year-old woman and a 9-year-old girl. They lost all their belonging in the fire.

Firefighters from McCaskill, Blevins and Bingen were called to the blaze. Two ambulance units from Pafford EMS arrived, but the people that escaped from the fire signed refusals for ambulance transport.

It didn’t take long to bring the fire under control but the structure and two cars parked next to it were a total loss.