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By Matt McGregor
Staff Writer 

Fire Causes Major Damage To Home


Last updated 3/4/2019 at 4:35pm

A house fire this morning left significant damage to a home in Connestee Falls but no major injuries.

Firefighters received a call just before 3 a.m. to the home at 2815 Connestee Trail, according to Connestee Fire Rescue Chief Chase Owen.

When firefighters arrived, the house’s basement was on fire, eventually causing 95 percent of damage to the basement and major smoke damage to the upper floor.

There were no smoke alarms in the house, Owen said, where five people were living.

“I would emphasize here the need for working smoke detectors in your home,” Owen added. “The people i...

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