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Dad’s quick action ends house fire threat in Vandalia, captain says

Published: Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 7:05 PM

Vandalia house fire

A dad suffered minor burns to his arm Monday afternoon when he grabbed a burning pan and took it outside to end the house fire threat, Vandalia Fire Capt. Duane Spitzel said.

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The man was taken to a hospital from the house in the 1100 block of Lansdale Court, Capt. Spitzel said. Damage to the home was minimal and the family has been allowed back into their home.

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Crews were dispatched about 6 p.m. on a report of a possible structure fire. Spitzel said there was no fire when crews arrived.

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