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Chicken coop lamp blamed for fire that totaled home


May 26, 2021

FIREFIGHTERS battle a two-alarm fire on Citabria Street Saturday morning.

A fire that began in a chicken coop rapidly spread to a home on Citabria Street Saturday morning, May 22, in Sweet Home. 

Residents narrowly escaped, one of them pulled from the window of the burning building by bystanders, according to a report from the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District.

The initial 9-1-1 call came in at 9:02 am from a neighbor, who first noticed the fire burning at the top of the chicken coop. 

The first-arriving fire unit was on scene at 9:08 a.m., finding two-thirds of the home not visible through the flames, SHFAD said.  

Fire had spread through the carp...

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