A grass fire that spread out of control is blamed for melting an area if siding on a home in rural Dix Saturday afternoon.
Kell Fire Chief Lonnie McDaneld says the fire at the Tiffney Sponeller property at 23,732 Lopez Lane in Dix started from a trash fire that spread into a grassy area and burned up against the house. Sponeller was home at the time and reported the fire.
McDaneld estimates damage to the house at $2,000. He says the grass fire only covered a small area.
Kell firemen received the call at 3:08 Saturday afternoon and were on the scene for about an hour.