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Southside, three other departments respond to residential fire

The Southside Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire around 11:40 a.m. Saturday.

The fire originated in the attic of the house, which is located along Southbound Road in Albemarle, according to Assistant Fire Marshal Evan Faulkner. East Side Volunteer Fire Department, Center Rural Volunteer Fire Department and Aquadale Fire Department also assisted.

Faulkner said no one was injured though a person was home at the time. In addition to the fire damage, Faulkner said there was also extensive water damage to many parts of the house.

He estimated it took less than an hour for firefighters to get the fire under control.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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