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December 19, 2007

Sylvester-- Two people in Sylvester are homeless after an early morning fire destroys their home.  The fire happened around 2:00 AM at 803 Railroad Street, and the Sylvester Fire Department arrived on the scene shortly after.

The fire gutted the majority of the house and caused a portion of the roof to cave in. According to fire chief Mark Mount, the fire started in a bedroom of the house and quickly spread.

A neighbor first saw the fire and immediately went next door to wake up an elderly, bedridden woman and her grown son who lived in the house.

Both mother and son escaped unharmed. The woman was treated for smoke inhalation at Phoebe Hospital.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but Firefighters do not suspect arson.