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Family awakens to early morning blaze

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Cherokee Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire early Saturday morning at the home of Steve Nixon, which suffered severe smoke and fire damage. An account has been set up on the family's behalf at Cherokee North Star Community Credit Union in Cherokee. Photo by Mike Leckband
Euclid Ave. home destroyed in fire

The Cherokee Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire at 223 Euclid Ave at 3 a.m. on Saturday

The fire was reported by a passer-by who call 911 and reported the home ablaze. First on the scene was Officer J.D. Rogge of the Cherokee Police Department, who entered the home and awoke the homeowner,Steve Nixon, and his girlfriend, Lisa Hare.

Also home at the time was Nixon's young daughter Nora, who was carried out by Rogge.

The fire department was on the scene for over 2 1/2 hours. The fire is still under investigation but is believed to have started on the home's porch. The home sustained major smoke and fire damage.

Nixon has two other children, Brianna and Will, but neither were home at the time of the fire.

All family possessions were a total loss, along with three of the family's cats.

An account has been set up on the family's behalf at North Star Community Credit Union in Cherokee.



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