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Father, son without home after fire

by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | October 28, 2009 at 4:31 a.m.
Volunteer firefighters battle a house fire Tuesday at 13810 Colonel Glenn Road in Pulaski County. The structure was a total loss, officials said. No injuries were reported.

— The Red Cross of Greater Arkansas is helping a father and son after a fire Tuesday afternoon destroyed their home west of Little Rock in Pulaski County, sheriff’s office spokesman John Rehrauer said.

About 2 p.m., a fire broke out at the home at 13816 Colonel Glenn Road while John Cate was inside, Rehrauer said. He was able to get out of the house safely and attempted to put the flames out, but fire engulfed the home, Rehrauer said.

Phillip Cate, who also lives at the address, was not home at the time, Rehrauer said.

Fire crews from the West Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department, the Crystal Fire Department and the Alexander Fire Department eventually extinguished the blaze, but the home was “totally destroyed,” Rehrauer said.

No one was injured, Rehrauer said.

The Red Cross is helping the family with housing andbasic necessities.

“We are putting them up for a couple of nights in a hotel and have given them a debit card for emergency purchases,”Red Cross spokesman Brigette Williams said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Rehrauer said.

Arkansas, Pages 15 on 10/28/2009

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