Dill City Fire Destroys Six Houses

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Single-digit humidity, winds gusting to 45 miles per hour, and dangerous drought conditions combined on Thursday, April 12, 2018, to fuel a fire in Dill City that destroyed six houses.

According to Burns Flat Fire Chief John Wilson, only one of the houses was occupied at the time of the fire, which broke out between 3 and 4 p.m.

“The fire had apparently been smoldering in cotton burrs for sometime,” Wilson said. ‘Between when one of our firemen was called and we could respond, flames were everywhere.”


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