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Fire strikes another SoBo home Sunday night

Fire heavily damaged a South Boston house Sunday night, according to South Boston Fire Department officials.

Firefighters were called to 1801 Chamberlain Street at 7:35 p.m. Sunday for a report of sparks and smoke coming from the area containing a water heater, a fire department spokesman said.

When they arrived the firefighters found heavy fire coming from the front of the two-story wood-frame structure, the spokesman said.

Authorities stated they were unsure if anyone was at home when the fire started.

South Boston responded with four trucks and 22 firefighters, assisted by Halifax Volunteer Fire Department with three trucks and 13 firefighters. They remained on the scene until 10:14 p.m., the spokesman said.

Fire officials estimated damage to the house, reportedly owned by Chris Stevens of Harris, N.C. and occupied by Stephanie Woods, at $70,000. The spokesman said the house was valued at $110,000.

Fire officials said the exact cause of the fire is unknown, but they said it started on the first level of the house. The upstairs sustained smoke damage, the spokesman said.

South Boston firefighters were called back on duty at 8:28 Monday morning for a report of a car fire in front of 1046 Bellevue Road.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck fully involved with fire, a fire department spokesman said.

The cab and engine compartment were burned in the truck, which belonged to Benjamin Barber of Plymouth, N.C., the spokesman said.

Fire officials declared the truck a total loss.

South Boston Fire Department responded with one truck and 10 firefighters, assisted by Halifax VFD with one firefighter. The spokesman said Halifax was sending one truck, but it was cancelled while en route.

Firefighters remained on the scene until 9:17 a.m.