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Fire extensively damages Summit Drive house

Three adults escaped a Tuesday morning fire that damaged a single-story house located at 322 Summit Drive in South Boston.


According to South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips, South Boston firefighters were called to the house fire at 8:47 a.m.

 “When we arrived on the scene, there was heavy black smoke coming from the whole front of the house and the sides,” said Phillips. 

A total of 13 South Boston firefighters arrived on the scene with three trucks and were assisted by six Halifax volunteer firefighters who responded with three trucks. 

Richard Lozano along with two adults and two children lived at the home owned by Thomas Arthur of North Main Street, Phillips said. 

At the time of the fire, the three adults who reside in the home were present but were able to escape safely. 

The value of the home is estimated to be $35,000, and the fire caused extensive damage to the inside of the home with damages estimated at $25,000, according to the fire chief. 

The cause of the fire is undetermined, Phillips said.  

The American Red Cross currently is assisting the displaced Summit Drive residents.