Fire destroys house north of Dawson Monday afternoon


Fire destroyed a 140-year-old house on the Greene County line north of Dawson Monday shortly after 5 p.m.

There were no reported injuries in the blaze. It is unknown at this hour whether the building was occupied. The cause is under investigation.

The 1,100-square-foot house, dating from 1880, was fully engulfed when firefighters from the Dawson and Perry stations of the Perry Volunteer Fire Department arrived at 13838 120th St.

The 36-acre property is owned by Lila Glee Le Friemel of Perry, according to county records.

The Perry Police Department, Dallas County Sheriff’s office and Dallas County EMS also responded. will update this story as information becomes available.



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