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A slow warming trend will begin in our area over the weekend into early next week with dry weather expected. Our next chance for showers and thunderstorms will begin around Wednesday as the next cold front nears.
Four suffer smoke inhalation in Newton County house fire
NEWTON COUNTY - By Steve W Stewart/KJAS and Rayburn Broadcasting Company
Four people underwent treatment for smoke inhalation after a Wednesday morning fire destroyed a home in Newton County.
According to Burkeville Fire Chief Charles Duckworth, the blaze broke out at about 7:30 on Highway 87 South in the Liberty Community.
Duckworth said the Newton Fire Department assisted with the incident, which involved a one story wood frame structure.
According to Duckworth, a space heater is being blamed for the fire.
The names of the injured people were not immediately available.