Photo – Paul Froelich
Fire destroyed the home belonging to Robert and Tammy Smith at the northwest corner of the K-18 – Sage Road intersection in Dickinson County early Friday morning. According to Paul Froelich Fire Chief for Dickinson County Rural Fire District One, they both escaped the burning house. Two dogs also escaped but one dog died. Froelich estimated the damage at approximately $250,000. The cause of the blaze which was reported about 1:30 a.m. is being listed as undetermined. Froelich noted that the occupants escaped with only the clothing they were wearing. Churches and the Red Cross are providing assistance.