Sunday blaze results in heavy damages to rural home
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Dec. 20, 2004 -- A home on County Road 4763 received heavy fire and smoke damage in a Sunday fire, according to reports.

County dispatchers received the report at about 11:25 p.m. Sunday of a fire at the rural residence.

Hopkins County, North Hopkins and Brinker firefighters responded to find the fire was burning in the central portion of the residence. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the kitchen, utility room and living room of the residence and had the blaze extinguished by 12:15 p.m. The three central rooms were charred, and bedrooms as well as the rest of the house sustained heavy smoke damage.

No one was home at the time of the fire and no one was reported to have been injured.

Hopkins County Salvation Army is accepting clothing and monetary donations at its headquarters inside the Bait and Tackle Shop on South Broadway Street and at KSST Radio Station on Shannon Road to help Steven and Jamie Leadens and their 2 1/2 year-old-son, Lyge. The adults' clothing was heavily smoke damaged, but most of the toddler's clothing was burned, according to Salvation Army Chairman Jo Marie Neal. Sizes needed include men's size 33x38 pants, size 9 1/2 shoes and large shirts; women's size 11-12 pants, large shirts and size 8 shoes; toddler size 3T clothing and size 9 1/2 shoes, according to Jamie Leavens.

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