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A fire late Thursday destroyed a home on the north side of Deer Creek. Residents escaped the blaze without injury. Photo by Tom Hintgen/FOCUS

Fire engulfs Deer Creek home

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A home, garage and vehicle inside the garage were destroyed in a fire in Deer Creek late Thursday night.

The home’s 10 occupants were able to evacuate without any injuries.


The home, at 216 N. Clark Street, was owned by Raymond Rasmussen, age 70.

Authorities said the fire was believed to have originated from an ash tray near the exterior entrance to the home.

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