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A weekend fire in the village of Kenney has left a home a total loss.

According to Kenney Fire Chief Earl Jiles, firefighters arrived 420 West Benjamin to portions of a single story home fully engulfed in flames. Fire crews were able to knock down the fire but because of smoke and heat damage, the home is likely a total loss.

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Crews were on scene for approximately two hours. Right now Chief Jiles speculates the cause could be electrical, however, an investigation is ongoing. He adds the owner of the home was not in the house at the time of the fire but was nearby.

Crews from Clinton and Maroa came to the scene and Wapella brought a tanker. Warrensburg was brought as a stand by at the Kenney Fire Station.

Chief Jiles adds, the Red Cross was also on scene to provide firefighters with assistance.

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