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Fire claims family home

A structure fire near Oshoto last week saw a family home already engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived on scene.

“The structure burned all the way to the ground,” says Dallas Burch, Oshoto Zone Warden, confirming that the house was a total loss.

The landowners called the fire department at 1:30 p.m. on June 12 to report that their main house was on fire.

Five engines responded from the Oshoto Fire Zone, as well as a couple of nearby landowners with personal vehicles. Three units from the Moorcroft Fire Department also answered the call.

Firefighters were on scene for around three...

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