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Fire Heavily Damages South Boston Home Thursday

Fire caused an estimated $80,000 in damages to a South Boston home Thursday morning, according to a South Boston Fire Department spokesman.

Firefighters were called to a house fire at 1706 North Main Street at 11:03 a.m. Thursday, the spokesman said. When the firefighters arrived they found fire in a bedroom of the vinyl-sided single-story frame house with flames and heavy smoke showing, he added.

South Boston Fire Department responded with three trucks and nine firefighters, assisted by Halifax Volunteer Fire Department with two trucks and five firefighters, the spokesman said. Three firefighters from Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department also assisted in battling the fire, he added.

The house belonged to Deborah Russell and was occupied by Gean Younger, who was not at home at the time the fire started, the spokesman said.

The firefighters remained on the scene for just over two hours, clearing at 1:06 p.m.

The blaze started in the bedroom, but the cause of the fire has not been determined, the spokesman said.

Fire officials estimated damage to the house at $60,000 and $20,000 in fire, smoke and water damage to the contents.