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Home burns in West Plains fire

Sept. 7, 2020 Updated Mon., Sept. 7, 2020 at 7:19 p.m.

Freed horses that escaped the brush fire on Christensen Road off of Highway 2 run unbridled until they can be corralled on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Relatives of a homeowner said that their family member's house and barn burned down, which they said resulted in the deaths of five dogs and numerous other small pets, plus one goat, although they were able to free all of the horses in time. A Red Flag Warning was issued earlier in the day, and high winds coupled with the "Very High" designation for fire risk meant the region suffered many large fires.  (Libby Kamrowski/The Spokesman-Review)
Freed horses that escaped the brush fire on Christensen Road off of Highway 2 run unbridled until they can be corralled on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Relatives of a homeowner said that their family member's house and barn burned down, which they said resulted in the deaths of five dogs and numerous other small pets, plus one goat, although they were able to free all of the horses in time. A Red Flag Warning was issued earlier in the day, and high winds coupled with the "Very High" designation for fire risk meant the region suffered many large fires. (Libby Kamrowski/The Spokesman-Review)
By Chad Sokol The Spokesman-Review

At least one home burned Monday afternoon in a fire that also forced the evacuations of numerous West Plains residents.

A ranch-style home along with at least one out building burned northwest of U.S. Highway 2 and Christensen Road.

Officials issued mandatory evacuation orders to residents north of U.S. Highway 2 between Deep Creek and Brooks roads, as a fire quickly expanded blown by strong winds.

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