Fire Destroys Historic Home

The blaze started just before two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at a house on the corner of 10th and Jefferson.

A fire that had been smoldering in the fireplace got out of control and spread throughout the inside of the house.

Firefighters were able to put it out before it could spread outside. One of the two residents was home at the time of the fire, but managed to escape.

Damage is estimated at 70,000.