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Early –and icy – morning fire destroys Willow Street home


March 2, 2022

Scott Swanson

Firefighters battle the flames at 1907 Willow St.

Fire destroyed a home at 1907 Willow St. early Wednesday morning, Feb. 23. 

According to a Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District statement, occupants of the home noticed an odor of smoke at around 1:30 a.m. and discovered a fire in an attached pump house for the home's well.  

Due to the freezing temperatures, they were unable to extinguish the fire themselves. They were, however, able to wake the other occupants and evacuate them to safety, according to SHFAD. 

Fire Chief Dave Barringer said the home's primary residents were Jessmon Pruitt and her son, John. County records indicate th...

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