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    • A pair of house fires, one in Pratt and one in Cairo, plus a semi truck fire have kept fire crews busy in Pratt County. A chimney fire at 205 Curtis caused very little smoke damage to the house. Some material in the chimney caught fire. It was removed with almost no damage to the house. A house in Cairo at 402 Pine was reported on fire at 2:38 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters from Preston responded to the call and found the west side of the house fully engulfed. The people in the house escaped with no injury but an unknown number of pets died in the fire that the Pratt County Sheriff's Office is investigating. No cause for the fire has been determined. The cause of a semi truck fire just after 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 was obvious. The turbo on the motor blew out sending smoke into the cab and setting fire to the engine. Driver Danny Brewer, 29 of Walnut, Mo., got the truck stopped and with the help of another driver got the fire out before Township 12 crews could arrive. Neither Brewer nor his load of heifers were injured in the fire. 

      Posted Feb. 9, 2012