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Wildfire destroys Big Clifty building

Matt Lasley Reporter

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A wildfire destroyed an uninhabited house in Big Clifty on Thursday, October 24.


The East Grayson County Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire at 522 Cemetery Road at around 12:15 p.m. on Thursday.


Owned by Billy Staples, of Hardin County, the building was a “total loss,” so the firefighters worked instead to contain the blaze and prevent it from spreading to the surrounding trees and property, EGCVFD Lieutenant Dale Darst said.


No one was injured as a result of the fire, and the cause of the blaze is currently under investigation, Darst said.


In addition, there were no hazards in regards to toxicity, Darst said.


Sandy Roof, who owns the property next to 522 Cemetery Road, said when she returned home, she saw the building on fire, and when she couldn’t find the owner, called 911.


Billy Staples’ father, Jerry Staples, said at the scene that he and his son had purchased the property at 522 Cemetery Road and the surrounding farmland three years ago.

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