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Wildrose Kennels suffers total loss in 5-hour fire

Lafayette County Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at Wildrose Kennels in Oxford that took five hours and over two dozen firefighters to put out.

According to the Lafayette County Fire Department, firefighters responded with six engines and 31 firefighters to calls of a structure fire at Wildrose Kennels at 11:36 pm Tuesday evening.

The firefighters left the scene at 3:36 am Wednesday morning.

The structure suffered total loss, according to the fire department, but is no suspicion of arson or malicious intent.

“Mike, Cathy and Deke are all safe,” Wildrose Kennels wrote in a Facebook post. “Many of their possessions were lost, but we are all thankful that they are safe.”

Lafayette County Fire Department, along with Wildrose Kennel’s Facebook post, confirmed the fire affected only Stewart’s residence.

Wildrose Kennel’s Facebook post did also say the dogs and kennels on the scene were not affected by the fire.

Lafayette County Fire Department said the fire is still under investigation.