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Fire in trailer injures woman

Monday, August 1, 2005

LILBOURN - A woman was seriously burned in a fire Saturday night.

Lilbourn Fire Chief Dave McClarty stated the fire began around 10 p.m. Saturday. One of the people in the trailer, located at 14 Victory Lane in the Delmo Housing area, told firefighters the hot water heater exploded leading to the blaze which destroyed the house.

Injured in the fire was Sarah Lovins, who was flown by Air Evac to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center for treatment.

Firemen remained on the scene approximately four hours.

Also the fire marshal was called in to investigate a house fire at Cooter Sunday afternoon. Reportedly a white male was found at the scene and taken to a hospital in Blytheville, Ark., where he was pronounced dead.

The Cooter police chief said the investigation is continuing into the fire.

A barn and bar were also destroyed in separate major fires over the weekend in Scott County.

According to the Scott County Sheriff's Department, fire rescue squads responded to an aluminum barn fire on State Highway N around 6 p.m. Friday. The barn was a total loss, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. However, it appears the fire started in the middle of the barn, which was filled with hay. NBC Fire, Oran Fire, Scott City Fire and Scott County Rural Fire fought the blaze until 3:45 a.m. Saturday. Mississippi County Sheriff's Department was also called in for personnel back up.

Then around 1:30 a.m. today, members of Benton Fire, NBC Fire and Oran Fire responded to The Corner Bar and Grill in Benton, which suffered a total loss inside. The fire is believed to be accidental due to an ash tray that was cleaned out in a trash can. Firefighters were at the scene until 4 a.m.