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Home burns down

The Barrens Community home of Tom and Gay Whillock was destroyed in a fire Saturday night. The couple was not home at the time. No people were injured, but the family dog died in the fire. Choctaw Fire Chief Lamar Harvey said he was heading to his home next door Saturday night when he saw the blaze. He said the fire was too far involved to contain. Twenty firefighters from the Choctaw and Clinton fire departments with seven trucks responded the the fire. Harvey said the cause of the fire was unknown.

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