Butler County Times Gazette
  • Fire destroys home near Towanda

  • An early morning fire destroyed a home on Northwest Highway 196 today.
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  • An early morning fire destroyed a home on Northwest Highway 196 today.
    According to the El Dorado Fire Department, early this morning Denise Lineback awakened to the smell and sight of smoke – lots of it.
    As she walked into the living room she saw a chair that was on fire and exited the home.
    When later questioned by fire personnel, Lineback remembers smoking a cigarette before bedtime while sitting in the chair.
    Towanda firefighters teamed with mutual aid El Dorado firefighters to quickly extinguish the fire, but not before there was extensive damage to the home.
    Two pets were rescued, a dog was lost, and a cat is missing.

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