[cifnmedia] Family loses home to fire

  • From: Sean & Kimberly Aaron <cifn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: CIFN LIST <cifnmedia@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2004 21:04:44 -0700 (PDT)

Local News 

Family loses home to fire

MASON - Smoke still rose from the Kevin and Jennifer Billingsley residence, 
located a mile east of U.S. 45 on the Effingham-Clay County line, Thursday 

Jennifer Billingsley stood outside her home Thursday, her small frame dwarfed 
by the charred house. She, her husband and two children were away Tuesday when 
the fire broke out between 6 and 6:30 p.m.

Louisville Fire Chief Todd Fender said the cause of the fire is still under 
investigation, but it may be due to an electrical malfunction. The damage to 
the house is a total loss, Fender said.

The Bible Grove Fire Protection District and the Louisville Fire Protection 
District responded to the scene, Bible Grove Fire Protection District Fire 
Chief Mike Micklautz said.

About 30 firefighters worked for about three hours to extinguish the blaze, he 

Monetary donations for the Billingsley family can be made to the Land of 
Lincoln Credit Union in Effingham or at Raney Street Day Care Inc. in Effingham.

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Sean A. Aaron (CIFN*1)
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