Fire damages old home in Lipan

December 15, 2012

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One of Lipan’s oldest homes sustained attic damage in a fire on Thursday afternoon, and a member of the family that has owned it since the early 1900s said it may have to be torn down.

Sharrylon Vestal, 64, who was originally from Lipan and now lives in Grapevine, said she was in town with her husband looking at property when the fire erupted in the attic of the wood-frame, single-wall home. She said the home, built in the 1890s, may have been the second-oldest in Lipan. Her grandparents, Sular Ator and his wife Kate, moved into the home after they got married, in about 1913 or 1914, she said.


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