Two Die In Massive House Fire

Two people died in a house fire in the Clear Lake Pines subdivision near Winchester on Friday, Dec. 1.

The home was located on Valentine Road, surrounded by hilly terrain wooded with pine trees. Winchester Volunteer Fire Department got the call around 1:30 p.m. Winchester Fire Chief Eddie Schneider said the home was fully engulfed with flames when the first firefighters arrived. The plume of black smoke could be seen all the way from Highway 77, about six miles away.

Schneider called for assistance from La Grange and South Lee County Volunteer Fire Departments. The fire threatened a nearby home for about an hour until firefighters got the flames under control. The three departments dumped more than 10,000 gallons of water on the burning house before completely extinguishing it after 5 p.m.


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