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Fire destroys Mart family's home


A family is left homeless after a fire destroys their house on Texas Avenue in Mart. Firefighters from five different towns responded around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon to that home that was completely engulfed in flames.

No one was home when it started, but the family leave their 14-year-old Chihuahua inside. The five people who lived in the home are safe.

The father of the homeowner, Claude Hollister, said, "Total loss, we'll just help them out. It's all we can do."

Mart Police Chief David Monthey said Wednesday's weather helped keep the fire from spreading.

"It was a rather large fire, luckily both houses on either side were brick and there's no wind. Had it been yesterday there'd probably be many more houses involved," Monthey said.

The family says they did not have insurance, and they're currently trying to contact the Red Cross.

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