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Firefighters from Evansville, Ashby and Brandon worked together to battle a New Year's Eve fire in Evansville. The blaze started in a garage and destroyed the home of Dennis and Nancy Shores.

Two fires in twenty minutes in Douglas County

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Two fires in Douglas County were reported one right after another on Friday, December 31.

The first call happened at 1:05 p.m. The Douglas County Law Enforcement Center received a 911 call of a chimney fire at the Gary and Carol Becker home at 6577 County Road 13 NE.


The Carlos Fire Department and sheriff's deputies responded and found that the fire had spread outside the chimney into the roof area.

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