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Arnold Simon surveying his burnt property Tuesday.

Community, family, officials pull together for New England farmer who lost home to fire

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Patrons who rushed to the aid of an area farmer after a major grass and field fire claimed his home Monday say he is well.

Arnold Simon, 82, of New England became homeless when ashes from a previous controlled fire reignited into a blaze that engulfed hundreds of acres, about six miles north of New England.


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