Maycomb County News
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News Reporter: Christie Chan
Published: Janurary 17th 1933
It was 1:34am on Janurary 16th, 1933, When the house of 63 year old, post Baptist widow Miss Maudie Atkinson, caught on fire. Some say she may have set her own house on fire. Others may say different, and support the fact that the fire was indeed an accident.
The second snowy day at Maycomb county and this tragic event had happened. Completely demolishing Miss Maudie Atkinsons' house located at 24 Berry Cresent, and an almost near death event Mr. Dick Avery had to face. Which it all began with Miss Maudie Atkinsons' stove.
'Through our early on investigation, we found that the core of the fire did indeed start with the stove located in Miss Maudie Atkinsons' kitchen" The Maycomb Sheriff Heck Tate said " The stove must have been on for more than a couple hours, for it to start a large fire. But further investigation is still required to confirm that." Sheriff Tate said.
During the time of the incident, Miss Maudie Atkinson was not the only victim. A 47 year old middle aged male by the name of Mr. Dick Avery was also trapped in the second floor of the Atkinson household. The male was then saved by the local Maycomb fireman, and escaped a near death situation.
" The fire was definitely one of the biggest I've ever seen! My men had some problems in the beginning with our trucks, but we managed to pull through in time to set the fire off. Unfortunately, we could not save Miss Maudies' house." Said Nathan Post the Chief of the Maycomb fire department. " But you know, I feel like there's something fishy about Miss Maudie tonight. She managed to get out of the house so fast, but Mr. Avery was still stuck upstairs? I don't...
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