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Fire in Horton Leaves Four Families Homeless

Three Horton homes were destroyed by fire early Tuesday afternoon, four families were displaced.

Officials say the fire was reported around 12:30 in the 300 block of East 8th Street, east of City Hall.

When firefighters arrived on the scene one of the houses was completely engulfed in flames, which caused the two neighboring houses to catch fire.

Area fire departments responded to assist the Horton Fire Department in battling the fires.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The American Red Cross was contacted to provide assistance to the families, who lost all their belongings.

They are in need of clothing and food. Monetary donations are also being accepted.

Clothing sizes are as follows:

Boys size 12 month

Girls size 4T

Boys size 5T

Women’s size medium and large shirts

Women’s size 4, 5 and 10 pants

Women’s size 7 1/2 or 8 shoes

Women’s size 5 underwear

Men’s size large and XL shirts

Men’s size 33×30, 36×32, and 36×34 pants

Men’s size large underwear

Men’s size 9 socks

Men’s size 10 and 11 shoes

Thanks to Greg Bebermayer of MSC News for the story.

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