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Deputy overwhelmed by community support after fire

A Friday night fire left a Lafayette County deputy and his mother and daughter without a place to live. Donations are being collected through the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association.

 (February 16, 2015, Page 3)

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    Fire sparks outpouring of support

    Friends, new and old, have rallied around Oxford artist Keelan Stokes after he lost everything when his apartment was destroyed by fire last week. (December 16, 2013, Page 1)

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      Woman loses pets, possessions in fire

      Eco Fashionista Boutique is hosting a drive for household item donations for Tina Houston who recently lost everything in a fire. (December 21, 2012, Page 1A, 9A)

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        Burned bowling alley structure demolished

        While The Lanes bowling alley has been released to an insurance company by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the investigation into what caused the massive blaze that destroyed Oxford’s bowling alley continues.

        The shell of what remained of the fire that destroyed the 50-year-old building was demolished last week. (December 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Thanksgiving fires can be prevented

          State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney and local Oxford Fire Department public educator William May dish out some helpful advice on how to stay safe during the holidays. (November 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Fire strikes bowling alley

            An early morning fire left The Lanes bowing alley and Brass Monkey bar and grill destroyed — and Oxford residents without water.

            The combination of a high-profile fire and lack of water made for hectic start of the day for emergency responders and hundreds of the city’s residents.

            The cause of the city’s water problem started hours before the fire, when a Chevy Tahoe ran off Molly Barr Road at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and struck an electric pole, knocking it down, according to city officials. (September 22, 2010, Page 1)

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              Homes of convicted child molesters burn this morning

              With the former occupants in prison, two homes that were left empty burned down early this morning on County Road 250.
              Firefighters with the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department responded to 49 CR 250 at about 4:54 this morning where they discovered a wood house and a mobile home on fire. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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                5-year-old saves home from fire

                John Preston Turner Jr. knew something just wasn’t right when he saw smoke coming from his friends’ chimney at about 8:15 Saturday evening.
                “Daddy, look,” John Preston said to his father, Preston Turner. “Joe has a fire going.”

                “I didn’t think anything of it at first,” Turner said. “But then I thought, ‘That was odd,’ since it was about 100 degrees outside.” (July 27, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Home lost in morning fire

                  Smoking is likely the cause of a Tuesday morning fire in the College Hill Heights subdivision that destroyed a two-story home, according to fire officials. (March 31, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Fire rips through old Gin

                    Oxford firefighters battled a blaze that ripped through The Gin Saturday night.

                    Customers at Frank and Marlee’s Restaurant and Piano Bar smelled smoke at about 9:15 p.m. Soon, flames began to shoot out of The Gin, which is adjacent to Frank and Marlee’s just off the Square. The two establishments shared a common wood patio up until Thursday, according to co-owner Erin Smith.

                    (more…) (March 8, 2010, Page 1A)

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