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With rains progressing down in the Gulf, we've upped our rain coverage today to 40%. Highs will reach the lower 90's. Showers will continue on and off for tonight and spilling over into the morning hours on Saturday. Saturday sees a 70% coverage of showers with highs only reaching the mid and upper 80's. By Monday, Labor Day, we taper our rain ...
Four suffer smoke inhalation in Newton County house fire
NEWTON COUNTY - By Steve W Stewart/KJAS and Rayburn Broadcasting Company
Four people underwent treatment for smoke inhalation after a Wednesday morning fire destroyed a home in Newton County.
According to Burkeville Fire Chief Charles Duckworth, the blaze broke out at about 7:30 on Highway 87 South in the Liberty Community.
Duckworth said the Newton Fire Department assisted with the incident, which involved a one story wood frame structure.
According to Duckworth, a space heater is being blamed for the fire.
The names of the injured people were not immediately available.