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Friday fire destroys Overcast residence

The 100-year-old Chinook home of singer Ken Overcast was destroyed in a fire early Friday morning.

Fire Chief Kraig Hansen said firefighters were summoned to the home, on Stockyard Road, about one mile south of U.S. Highway 2, at about 4 a.m.

The fire was spotted by a passing Burlington Northern Santa Fe train.

"When we got there, the roof and the second story had collapsed into the first floor," Hansen said. "It had been going for some time."

Hansen said there were some tense moments, because firefighters didn't know if Overcast and his family were at home.

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