Fire heavily damages home of former Monroe County sheriff, occupants unharmed

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MONROE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A fire heavily damages the home of a former Monroe County Sheriff. Mexia Fire Chief Shay Harper says crews from Mexia and Monroeville responded to a house fire on Godwin Drive at about 11:30 Saturday night.

It’s the home of former Monroe County Sheriff Lenwood Sager. He served as sheriff for more than a decade from 1975 to 1987. Chief Harper says all occupants were able to escape the home unharmed but the home appears to be a total loss. They believe the fire started in the kitchen but the cause is still under investigation.

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