Fire destroyed the home of a rural Filley family early Thursday morning. Tim Cowell, his wife and his two teenaged daughters were able to escape without any injuries. It happened around 1:30 Thursday morning and is believed to have started in the garage, spreading to the attic and basement. Firefighters thought they had it under control, not knowing that it had spread to other parts of the house when it overtook the remainder of the house. There were 2 vehicles sitting outside the garage that were damaged as well. The American Red Cross and friends of the family have offered housing and support. Filley, Adams, and Beatrice Rural Fire Departments spent several hours fighting the fire.
About Kevin Rippe
Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.