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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.