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Red Cross fire season starts Saturday

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

After a weekend fire in Lake park, Red Cross officials in Valdosta are reminding people that fire season starts November 1st.

The fire started around 9:30 Friday night and then flared back up again just before 4 a.m. Saturday. No one was hurt, but the home is a total loss.

Red Cross officials are assisting the two men who lived there and remind people that homes are at an increased risk for fire during fire season because of the increased use of decorative lights, candles, and space heaters this time of year.

"Last year during fire season we issued out nearly $20,000 between November and February, that's what's considered fire season, to over 100 people in our jurisdiction," said Terri Jenkins, Red Cross Director.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined. The two men are staying with relatives.

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