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Fire Damages Apartment Deck At Mallside Forest

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Fire Damages Apartment Deck At Mallside Forest

A small fire has damaged the rear deck of an apartment in Albemarle’s urban ring. Albemarle Fire and Rescue says the deck that caught fire is at 822 Mallside Forest Court. It was discovered by a neighbor who smelled smoke shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday. Investigators say smoking materials were left in a flower pot with dead leaves.
Property damage is estimated at $1000. The occupants will not be displaced by the fire.