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No one injured in Saturday fire

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 11:02 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013 11:12 a.m. CST
(Dave Hon Daily News Staff Writer)
Two cars were parked next to the house when it caught fire. Firefighters sprayed both cars down.

Around 10 p.m. Saturday, a fire broke out at 217 E. 10th St. S. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames, and no one was injured.

Two people were inside the house when it caught fire. Rena Miller and Linda Roovaart said the fire started in a car in the carport and moved to the house. Roovaart said she saw the shadow of the flames and heard the windows cracking from the heat.

Upon arrival, officers hurried Miller and Roovaart out of the house, but they didn’t want to leave behind their two dogs, KC and Elvis.

“I said ‘I’m not going without my Dachshunds,’ so we scooped them up, and now they’re out in Theresa’s car,” Roovaart said.

The Mustang had been run earlier that day and Miller put it on display at “Cool Cars ‘Round the Square” earlier that day.

“First and only car show it’ll ever see,” Miller said. “It’s such a pretty car.”

Rick Thompson, Miller’s brother, said the house had been moved to its location on 10th Street several decades ago.

“This is the neighborhood I grew up in, that’s for sure,” Thompson said.

Roovaart and Miller were taken to a hotel Saturday. Roovaart said the Red Cross would pay for their hotel. Miller said the house was insured.