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Fire destroys home, presents for families

BUCK CREEK – A structure fire over the weekend affected multiple families, with several adults losing most of their personal items and children’s Christmas presents lost to the fire.

South Magoffin Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Cody Bailey told the Independent on Tuesday that their crew was heading home after the parade Saturday evening, December 3, when they were toned out to a multiple structure fire.

Upon fire crews’ arrival, the structures were fully engulfed, and all of the families were outside, with no injuries reported.

Bailey explained that it was a single-wide trailer, with a camper and two vehicles affected by the fire, with another home able to be saved.

Six children were at the residence when the fire broke out, but Bailey explained they did not live at the home, however, there were multiple adults living in the home, all of whom lost most of their personal belongings.

Christmas presents for the children were being stored in the vehicles parked near the structures, with both vehicles and all contents destroyed.

South Magoffin Volunteer Fire Department, along with District 3 Volunteer Fire Department, worked the fire for approximately three hours, extinguishing the flames and making sure everything was safe before leaving the scene.

At press time, the fire remains under investigation and no cause is known at this time.
Donations were being collected at the Magoffin County Rescue Squad for clothing and other needed items, but we’re told the Red Cross has stepped in to help, as well. For more information about the items needed and being collected, people can call the Magoffin County Rescue Squad at 606-349-5500.

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