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Sunday morning fire destroys Dayton-area house | Preston Citizen

Sunday morning fire destroys Dayton-area house

December 30, 2013


Assistant editor


An early Sunday morning house fire completely destroyed a house in the Dayton area. There were no injuries.

Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin said the fire call came in at 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning and the house was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived on scene.

The house was owned by Steve Kent at 364 So. Westside Highway 36, according to Martin.

“I’m going out there today (Monday) to do more investigation. But it appears the cause of the fire was an electrical short. Exactly where that occurred is undetermined,” said Martin.

“I’m estimating damage between $150,000-200,000. The house was completely destroyed. We had 14 firefighters respond with six trucks. Firefighters were on scene for approximately six hours.”

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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