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Late night blaze melts contents of Crockett home
Houston County Courier

By Lynda Jones
Managing Editor

Crockett volunteer firefighters were called out at approximately 12 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 to a residence at West Austin St. and Lover’s Lane in Crockett.Fire Chief John Angerstein said that no one was at home, although the firefighters did not know if there was anyone inside while they were fighting the fire.The fire apparently broke out in the bedroom-bathroom area, according to Angerstein. The contents of the entire home were destroyed by heat and smoke, Angerstein said, but the structure was saved.“It was an extremely hot fire. Everything melted. It was one of the hottest fires I’ve ever seen,” Angerstein said. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.


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