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Firefighters save pet’s life

FARMINGTON – Farmington firefighters were called out Saturday night for a house fire and ended up saving a family pet.

According to Farmington Fire Chief Todd Mecey, the fire department received a call Saturday at 8:03 p.m. to a house fire at 320 C Street. When they arrived at 8:07 the one-story home was fully involved in flames. The fire had gone into the attic.

The home and all contents were destroyed. Luckily no one was home, but the family pet was. Firefighters rescued the family pet but were not able to save anything else.

Farmington was assisted by Wolf Creek, Doe Run, Big River and Desloge was stationed at the Farmington Fire Department building for emergency calls. Crews left the scene about 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

The fire is still under investigation with the Missouri State Fire Marshal. The cause is currently listed as being undetermined.

Maridee Lawson is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 756-8927 or

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