Thoughts of fire prevention spark talk

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

DORRANCE — From the way she bounds across the grass, Tye doesn’t act like she was ever injured. But only 10 months ago, Andy Phelps’ dog wore bandages on her paws after managing to escape the Wilson Lake fire. Her mother, five horses and Phelps’ home did not survive.

Tye’s fur has grown back and the scars blend in with the colors in her coat. As she comes up on her fifth birthday this April, she has a new playmate. T-Bone joined the family as a puppy, immediately after the fire, and is being taught how to be a proper blue heeler. The two of them recently attempted to harmonize with the music playing over the Douglas Street speakers during a trip to Ellsworth.

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