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Downtown residence suffers heavy damage in afternoon fire

Posted at 9:23 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 23:23:31-04

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A midtown house sustained extensive damage after a structure fire broke out inside the residence Sunday afternoon.

Engines responded to a call at 431 Lewis Avenue around 4 P.M., and found smoke and flames coming mainly from the back side near the alley.

Battalion Chief Darrek Mitchell says there was lots of fuel inside creating multiple hot spots.

A single male occupant did escape safely and without injury.

Officials estimate that around $200,000 in damage was done, which included the north side of the house and back yard shed.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.