Fire Destroys Rural Starke County Home

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Firefighters from the Knox and Bass Lake Fire Departments spent the afternoon fighting a blaze at a home southeast of Knox on County Road 550 East at CR 340 S. Bass Lake Fire Chief Les Jensen says their efforts were hampered by items stacked several feet high inside the home, which made getting to the flames a challenge. He finally had to call in a backhoe to help clear the way for firefighters. Smoke from the blaze was visible from U.S. 35. The homeowner was at home but not in the house when the fire started, according to a neighbor who was passing by, saw the flames and called 911. Jensen says the origin of the fire has not been determined at this time.
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