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Fire destroys 5th Avenue home, but leaves one happy surprise


February 17, 2021

A fi re rages in a home on south 5th Avenue Thursday evening. Although the residence was likely a total loss, there was a happy surprise at the end of the ordeal.

A fire that apparently started in a carport burned a home on the south end of 5th Avenue Thursday evening.

The fire was reported by a resident just before 7:30 p.m.

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Battalion Chief Eli Harris said a carport attached to the north side of the house at 465 5th Ave., bordering the driveway connecting Oak Heights School with 5th Avenue, was "completely engulfed in flames" when firefighters got there.

A shop on the property was destroyed by fire last April following an explosion.

Thursday was drill night for SHFAD, so more help was immediately available,...

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