DIX – A fire at a residence in Dix this morning took three hours to be cleared.
According to Jefferson Fire Protection District, Jefferson Fire, along with auto aid from Kell FPD and Litton Ambulance responded around 4:45 a.m. to a structure fire in rural Dix.
They arrived to find a two-story house with heavy fire from the garage and first floor adjacent to the garage.
As the bulk of the fire was extinguished from outside, a hose line was stretched inside where additional fire was found on first floor and extinguished, before it was moved to the second floor where minor extension was found.
A dog alerted the occupants of the home to the fire, allowing them to safely escape the blaze. A total of three handlines were used to bring the fire under control.
The house sustained major damage, but there were no injuries as a result of the fire.