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One person injured in a major Page County fire

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The Stanley Fire Department report responded to a fire approximately 7 miles west of Stanley in the Battlecreek area of Page County.

On arrival crews found fire coming from the front of the home and consuming the roof according to an email from Fire Chief Terry Pettit.

The homeowner 81-year-old Earl Junior Kibler was the only one at home at the time of the fire.

Kibler did manage to escape but suffered burns to his arms and hands and smoke inhalation in the process.

Kibler was flown to a burn unit in Washington D.C. The home is considered a total loss with an estimated $400,000 in total damage to the structure and vehicle parked nearby.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Six units responded to the blaze which took about 30 minutes to bring under control.

Firefighters remained on the scene for approximately 3 hours to ensure the fire was completely out.

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