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Fire displaces Lostant family

Posted by wlpo on May 4, 2013

Despite the efforts of four fire departments this afternoon, a rural Lostant home has been destroyed by fire.  Andy Forest is chief of the Lostant Fire Department.  Forest told AM 1220 WLPO news he was notified by the sheriff’s office about 11:30am.  The older two story wood structure,  a mile North of Lostant and a half mile West, was pretty well involved, said Forest, when his department arrived.  Though some walls remain, Forest said the structure and contents are a total loss, though a nearby garage was saved.  Forest received assistance from Tonica, Wenona and Toluca and Putnam County EMS.  The family was not home at the time, but have relatives nearby.  The only injury was a  Wenona fireman with a twisted ankle.  Forest said gawkers were a minor problem.  Forest could not say what the cause was and the State Fire Marshall will be here Monday.

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