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Homeowners thank first responders after blaze damages house

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

No one was injured in the fire Tuesday.

The owners of a home that was damaged in a fire this week thanked neighbors and officials for their help during the incident.

No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday from the 1000 block of Sherry Drive. The property owners said two adults were home at the time, including one disabled woman who was evacuated from the building by her father and a policeman. They reportedly carried her out in her wheelchair.

The homeowners said it will take about six months to repair the damage to their home. Officials said the majority of the house sustained significant smoke damage, though fire damage was contained to the deck, kitchen and dining room.

The fire reportedly started on the home's back porch and spread up the side of the house into the attic space. When they arrived at the scene, fire crews reportedly attacked the interior of the building, extinguishing burning materials and pulling down the ceiling to access the attic. Neighbors reportedly helped by spraying the deck with garden hoses.

The team of about 15 firefighters, including an engine company, a truck company and a rescue company, cleared the scene at about 6:45 p.m. Officials think the incident was accidental.

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