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Update: Fire Damages Duplex On Riverside Avenue

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Update: Fire Damages Duplex On Riverside Avenue

City firefighters responded to a fire in one unit of a duplex Monday afternoon. They went to 372 Riverside Avenue just after 1:20 p.m. Fire Chief Charles Werner says there was heavy fire in the basement. Everybody in the residence was accounted for and there were no injuries. Battalion Chief Rich Jones says there was extensive fire damage in the basement, and smoke and water damage to the upper floors. Jones says the fire marshal has determined it was caused by a child playing with a lighter. Seven people living at 372 Riverside Avenue were displaced. They’re getting help from the Red Cross. (Photo from Charles Werner)