Lawnmower Explosion Ignites High Hill Home

A fire in High Hill gutted a brick home belonging to Schulenburg businessman Elgin Kristinik Sunday afternoon, June 24.

No one was injured, but the home was completely destroyed. The fire started around 6 p.m. when a lawnmower near the home exploded, according to Chief Deputy Randy Noviskie of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. 

“Evidently it caught on fire and spread to some gas cans,” Noviskie said. “Next thing you know the house was on fire.”

“Whole front of house was burning, roaring when we got there, and at that point I knew we needed some extra help,” said Sch


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