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Fire Destroys Home

November 10th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports three people were left homeless Saturday when an accidental fire swept through an East Side residence, damaged a second one and scorched siding of a third home nearby. Four city firefighters suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. John and Doris Melvin and their teenage granddaughter escaped the fire that began in an unoccupied two-story structure at 434 Broadway St. and quickly extended to the Melvin property at 577 Cromwell Terrace, which is located directly behind the empty dwelling where the fire originated. Twenty-one city firefighters and numerous volunteer fire departments, under the direction of City Fire Capt. Tim Growden,  responded to the 6 a.m. fire that lit up the night sky and was clearly visible to motorists on nearby Interstate 68. Kathy Taylor of 418 Broadway was awakened by her Akita dog Apollo.

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