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Fire destroys Bedford house
Courier Staff Report
Friday, February 14, 2014 10:00 AM
Firefighters battled a Bedford house fire for three hours Thursday. (Submitted photo by Milton Fire Chief Jason Long)
Firefighters battled a blaze in a two-story Bedford home for several hours Thursday afternoon.
Crews responded to reports of a structure fire in the 200 block of Spring Avenue around 2:45 p.m. Flames were coming out of one side of the home when crews arrived on scene, Milton Fire Chief Jason Long said. Units requested additional crews from Westside and Campbellsburg fire departments to fight the fire.
Crews worked for more than three hours to extinguish the fire after the second floor of the home collapsed into the ground floor, trapping fire in between the two layers, Long said.
The homeowner, who was not identified, escaped from the burning home with minor injuries and refused treatment and transport, Long said. No additional information about the homeowner was available.
Crews received another report around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning that the fire had rekindled. Long said someone called in about smoke coming from the structure again, but no fire was found. Crews added additional water to the structure while at the scene, he said.
The cause of the fire has not been determined yet, but no foul play is suspected.
Milton and Bedford fire units were assisted by Westside and Campbellsburg fire departments, Trimble County EMS and the Trimble County Sheriff's Department at the scene.
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