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Fire damages house on Fairview Road

Sweet Home firefighters responded Sunday afternoon to a fire that severely damaged a house on Fairview Road.

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Batallion Chief Randy Whitfield said firefighters arrived shortly after the 4:18 p.m. call at 29237 Fairview Road to find neighbors trying to put the fire out with a garden hose.

“It looked like it started on the back porch,” Whitfield said. The flames damaged a room in the rear of the 800-square-foot home, and the rest of the house suffered smoke damage, he said. The cause was unclear, he said.

Firefighters were able to stop the fire in...