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Home destroyed by fire Monday night, four departments fight blaze

The home of Steve Newsome and Julie Reid in the 8000 block of CR SW3170 was destroyed by fire around 9:30 p.m. Monday, January 7.The home of Steve Newsome and Julie Reid in the 8000 block of CR SW3170 was destroyed by fire around 9:30 p.m. Monday, January 7.

“It was a close thing, and the family barely escaped from the house,” Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones said. There were no smoke detectors in the house, but Ms. Reid heard popping noises coming from the laundry room. When she opened the door to investigate, there was already a large fire in the room that quickly spread into the house. To read the rest of this story, see the January 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.