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State investigates Dixon fire

Weekend blaze started in shed

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
A fire that started in a shed and spread to a mobile home Saturday morning at Rock River Estates is being investigated by the state fire marshal. No one was in the home at the time of the fire.
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
The interior of the home sustained smoke and water damage, Dixon Rural Fire Chief Norris Tucker said.

DIXON – The state fire marshal is investigating a fire that happened over the weekend in rural Dixon.

Members of the Dixon Rural Fire Department responded to a shed fire about 3:10 a.m. Saturday at Rock River Estates, a mobile home park along state Route 2 between Dixon and Sterling.

Dixon Rural Fire Chief Norris Tucker said the crew put out the fire by 7 a.m.

The owner hadn’t been in the shed since the fall, Tucker said, which is why the fire marshal is investigating.

The shed, Norris said, was fully engulfed in flames when a neighbor saw it at 3 a.m. and called the fire department. The flames then spread from the shed to a mobile home, damaging the roof, Tucker said. The interior sustained smoke and water damage, he said.

Norris said the trailer’s owner was at his girlfriend’s house at the time.

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