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    • Three fires damage a house, sofa and wheat stubble in Pratt and Pratt County

    • A house fire Thursday afternoon in Cullison destroyed a house at 110 West Avenue C in Cullison. A problem with the electrical line that feeds the house electricity from the alley is suspected in starting the fire. Fire units from Cullison, Township 12, Pratt County Emergency Services and Pratt city firefighters helped fight the blaze that took two hours to control and made four adults and seven children homeless. No one was at home when the fire broke out and no one was injured. A sofa fire at 813 Larimer in Pratt caused damage to the sofa and Justin Lowry suffered minor smoke inhalation as he put out the fire. Lowry said he was smoking on the sofa, took the cigarette into the next room and put it out in an ash tray but apparently some ash fell down the sofa and started the fire. Lowry had the fire out before the fire department arrived. His wife Tawny and children Liam and Mici were in the house at the time of the fire but left quickly. No one was injured. Lightning started a wheat stubble fire nine miles north, two miles west and a half mile north of Pratt Saturday afternoon. The fire burned about 30 acres of wheat stubble on Ramon Parker land and a very small amount of CRP grass. Firefighters from Iuka and Township 12 fought the fire for about an hour. 

      Posted Jul. 24, 2011