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Damages $250K in Pitsburg house fire

Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 8:54 PM
Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 9:11 PM

(UPDATE 12-27-12) Cause officially listed as "undetermined, not suspicious," damages estimated at $250,000. Four firefighters injured, two taken to the hospital, the other two treated at the scene.

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries Wednesday while battling a house fire at 106 Merrie Lane.

The firefighters were taken to Wayne Healthcare Center in Greenville after responding to the home at approximately 5 p.m.

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The occupants all escaped the fire and were OK, but the home sustained heavy damages.

Neighbors pitched in to help the family recover some of their personal belongings. They lined up like a conveyor line and recovered items from the burned out structure and passed them along.

The cause remains under investigation. It appears to have started in the attic above the garage, according to fire officials.