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Dixon Funeral Home Destroyed in Wednesday Night Fire

DIXON, Mo. – A funeral home is a total loss after a fire over night Wednesday.
DIXON, Mo. – A funeral home is a total loss after a fire over night Wednesday.

David Martin is the co-owner of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, along with his wife.

Martin says he received a call around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and was told the Dixon funeral home was on fire.

He says a fire marshal told him the fire originated with a car parked in the carport.  The Martins allow a neighbor to park the car there.

The building is destroyed, but Birmingham-Martin can continue to serve the community with its main facility
in Vienna.  The funeral home is in the process of establishing a temporary office in Dixon.

All records are kept in Vienna, so nothing was lost, says Martin.

The owners say they do have insurance.

No one was in the building, including deceased.

Martin says he appreciates all the hard work of firefighters, police and ambulance workers.

Anyone with questions about operations is asked to call the Dixon funeral home's number at 573-759-6000.

The Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home has been operating in Dixon since 1905. The building destroyed in the Wednesday night blaze was built in June 1976 as a funeral home and chapel.

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