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Fire damanges Holmestown home
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A fire Saturday night damaged a home in the Holmestown community.
According to Midway Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Terrell Chipp, the fire started around 7:30 in the home
of Albert Anderson in the 600 block of Westfield
Road. When firefighters arrived they found the chimney area of the home in flames.
It took firefighters several minutes to get the blaze under control. It caused extensive damage to Anderson’s family room.
Liberty County Fire Coordinator James Ashdown
said the fire started from a wood burning stove the family had connected to the chimney.
“It looks as if the fire in the stove was burning pretty high when flames and embers started escaping from cracks in the mortar outside of the chimney.”
According to Ashdown, flames burned up the outside of the home to the eaves, setting it on fire.
No one was injured. Units from the Eastern District assisted in putting out the fire.

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