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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | February 12, 2013
MANES, Mo. -- A fire killed a man early Sunday in northern Wright County.  Bradley Strube, 24, died in a shop near his rural home where the coroner says Strube worked on vehicles as a hobby. Wright County Coroner Ben Hurtt says the fire was about 4 a.m. about five miles south of Manes, off Highway JJ west of Missouri 95.  Hurtt says Strube lived with his grandfather but sometimes spend the night in the shop.  Hurtt says Strube died of asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation. Firefighters from Northern Wright County and Mountain Grove departments fought the fire.  Mountain Grove Fire Chief Mark Bushong said nothing is left of the shop.  He said vehicles were burned in the fire.
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by Paula Morehouse and Chris Brewer and news@ky3.com | June 9, 2013
BULL SHOALS, Ark. - Authorities in Arkansas say a teenager died in a fire at his home on Sunday. Bull Shoals police and firefighters say the body of Scott Stracener, 18, was found after firefighters knocked down the flames at the home in the 100 block of Summit Avenue on Sunday afternoon. Police who responded to reports of a person trapped in the home could not enter due to the amount of smoke and fire coming from the house; they were only able to get inside the home after firefighters knocked down the flames.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | February 3, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A city fire marshal says he can't determine the cause of the fire at the Missouri Hotel on Jan. 20.  He found three possibilities and said he couldn't rule out any of them or say which one is more probable than the other two. The fire at 2:18 that Friday morning sent 185 people out into the streets.  It started in Room 221 of the four-story building on Commercial Street.  Heat, smoke, and water damage caused the city's largest...
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | April 20, 2011
ROLLA, Mo. -- Phelps County Coroner Larry Swinfard says a woman and two children died in a fire at a large private home on Wednesday morning.  The woman was an adult daughter of the homeowner.  A 10-year-old boy and a 16-month-old girl also died.  The coroner had not released their names by early evening.  He said the victims likely died of smoke inhalation. Family members say the woman who died ran inside the burning home to try to save the children.  She lives next door to the home.  The owner of the home, Darlene Light, and three children were treated for smoke inhalation and released at the hospital in Rolla.
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and KY3 Reporter | March 14, 2012
FAIR PLAY, Mo. -- Emergency responders found a man's body inside a home that burned down on Tuesday.   An autopsy on Wednesday will help investigators determine if the body belonged to James Coleman, the 70-year-old retired man who lived in the home, as well as his cause of death. The fire on Main Street in Fair Play, just north of Highway 32, was reported about noon.  Dunnegan Fire Chief Matt Simmons says someone tried to reach the resident, who used a wheelchair and an oxygen tank.  The heat and smoke prevented the rescue.
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by Dustin Hodges, KY3 News and dhodges@ky3.com | August 25, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield Police Department honored some of its most outstanding officers at its annual awards ceremony on Thursday afternoon.  Among the award recipients are four officers who helped rescue Aleena Havens, 8, and sister Alexia, 5, after a space heater set their home on fire in January.  Their efforts to save the little girls didn't end there. "You run in there with your adrenaline going and all of a sudden you see the smoke and the fire and it just knocks you backwards," said Officer Chris Welsh.
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by Chad Plein, KY3 News and cplein@ky3.com | April 1, 2011
STRAFFORD, Mo. -- This community is thankful for the quick thinking of an 8-year-old girl early Friday, and the quick response from its fire department.  Both actions made a difference in a woman's life. In the daylight, it’s hard to see much fire damage at the home that burned around 2:30 a.m. “(The little girl was) awoken by the home's smoke alarms,” said Strafford Fire Chief Fred Osbourn. The hero is 8-year-old MacKenzie Bast.  She heard the alarm and woke up her sleeping mom, Julie.
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by Ky3 News | April 3, 2011
Working smoke detectors are credited with helping a family escape a house fire early Sunday morning in Strafford. The fire erupted around 4am on the 400 block of west Spruce Street. Investigators say the stove, which was accidentally left on overnight, set some kitchen cabinets on fire. Smoke detectors woke up the family; they all made it out safely. One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.      
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by Jay Scherder, KY3 News and jscherder@ky3.com | December 21, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo --   Springfield firefighters battled a house fire in the 3500 block of West Division Street, west of West Bypass, on Wednesday.  An ambulance took a man to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.  The fire started just before 5:30 a.m.  Flames were reported in the attic and back of the house.  A battalion chief says the house is a total loss.  Assistant Fire Chief Randy Villines says investigators are treating the...
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KY3 News | January 16, 2011
The family of the children burned in a Springfield house fire are praying for their recovery as the girls prepare to go to Shriners Hospital Five-year-old Alexia Havens and 8-year-old Aleena Havens both suffered burns to their faces, arms, legs and torsos when their Grandmother's house caught fire Saturday morning. The two also suffered from serious smoke inhalation.  Investigators say it started from an overloaded extension cord plugged in to a space heater. Both will be flown to the Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati for further treatment.
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