House Fire Displaces Hinton Family

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(Hinton) — A house fire occurred early this morning at 29254 County Road K-22. west of Hinton.  The Hinton, Merrill, and the Le Mars Fire Departments all responded to the two-story house structure fire.  Hinton Fire Chief Chad Beck says the fire was detected at about 3:35 a.m.

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Beck says the fire appears to have started in the garage area and quickly moved to the attic of the house.

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Beck says the home is a total loss.

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The Hinton Fire Chief  says the American Red Cross has been notified and has contacted the family to offer assistance.  Four people were at the home at the time the fire was detected, and as Chief Beck says, fortunately, all were able to escape the burning inferno.