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March 21, 2014

5:05 AFTERNOON UPDATE: Firefighters battle blaze on E. Washington

GLASGOW — The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a house fire call Friday at 12:28 p.m. on East Washington Street.

Firefighters found fire in the kitchen of the house at 309 E. Washington Street and were able to contain most of the damage from fire to that area, according to a press release from the fire department. Two engines, one ladder truck, three command vehicles and 13 firefighting personnel were used to fight the blaze at the home owned by Porter Martin and rented by Elizabeth and Jennifer Meadors.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, flames were venting out of the kitchen windows on the first floor and heavy smoke was coming through various openings throughout the house. Firefighters were told no one was inside, so they knocked down the fire using water from a hose. A search of the second floor revealed the fire had progressed into the attic space.

Firefighters also checked to be sure there was no one inside, confirming what they had been told.

The fire was extinguished in under 30 minutes, according to the press release.

The kitchen area was gutted by fire and the rest of the house sustained moderate heat and smoke damage.

A person who was home in the apartment 311 E. Washington Street told firefighters the fire started in the kitchen area and that they had tried to put out the flames with a bucket of water, but were not successful.

The cause has not been determined and is still being investigated. Damage was estimated at $30,000. There were no injuries reported and firefighters were on the scene about 3 hours.

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