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Published: Wednesday, 2/8/2006

Van Wert County woman injured in fire in home

VAN WERT, Ohio An elderly Van Wert County woman was hospitalized for injuries she sustained in a fire that damaged her mobile home yesterday morning.

The Convoy Fire Department reported Florence Beegle was removed from her trailer in Conrad s Mobile Home Court on John Brown Road by Deputy Ed Klausing and a neighbor.

The fire was reported at 8:12 a.m. The mobile home park is north of the Woodland Cemetery and the Van Wert County Airport. Ms. Beegle was taken to Van Wert County Hospital, then transferred to Memorial Hospital in Lima. Her condition was unavailable. Ms. Beegle, whose age was not available, reportedly lived alone.

Nineteen firefighters from Convoy and Van Wert spent four hours at the scene. The fire s origin is undetermined, said Convoy Fire Chief Don Wilson. A neighbor saw the smoke and called the fire department.

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