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135 year old home destroyed in fire

December 2, 2005

Irwin County- The flames were still eating away at Ben Griffin's Highway 32 home Friday afternoon. His neighbor smelled smoke and saw flames around 8:30 Friday morning.

By the time firefighters arrived, the house was fully involved. Griffin lives in Dalton, but used the house as a second home. He says it was built by his great-great grandfather around 1870.

"It was full of these huge logs and we always wondered if the caught on fire there would be no way to put it out, no way," Griffin says.

Firefighters say they aren't sure what caused the blaze. Fortunately no one was injured.

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