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Multiple Fire Departments Battle Early Morning House Fire In Franklin

Fire Departments from Franklin, Baldwin, Chitimacha and Centerville responded to an early Thursday morning house fire in Franklin. The house, a rental property, is located at 1217 Weber Street. The Franklin Fire Department received the call at 3:03 a.m. when a neighbor saw smoke coming from the attic area and alerted the two occupants, a father and his daughter. They were able to safely evacuate prior to the arrival of the Franklin Fire Department.  The investigation revealed a fire in the attic and firefighters cut a hole in the ceiling of the living room to extinguish the fire. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes. An electrical issue is believed to be the cause of the fire which remains under investigation. The Red Cross has been notified to assist the displaced family.

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