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Valdosta family displaced by late morning house fire

Freddie Broome Freddie Broome
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A family a of five in Valdosta is staying with relatives tonight after their house was severely damaged in a fire Friday morning.
 
The fire broke out just after 11. A neighbor walking down the street saw the flames and called 911.

The fire department says the fire was caused by the A/C unit in the house. No one was home at the time, but damage is estimated at $240,000.
 
 
"We arrived on scene, our conditions were heavy smoke and flames visible coming from the center of the house," explained Freddie Broome, Valdosta Fire Chief. "We conducted a primary and secondary search and that revealed no one was inside...we have contacted homeowners, they have arrived on scene. We're talking with them, trying to see if we can get the Red Cross to possibly help them."
 
No injuries were reported.

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