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East Erie House Fire Deemed Electrical

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A east side fire that started around 10:30 Sunday morning displaces one man living in the upstairs apartment, until an electrician can inspect the wiring in the house. 

Smoke was pouring from the roof of the multi-apartment house at 519 E. 9th Street when crews arrived on the scene. They had the fire under control in about fifteen minutes.
  
 "The fire appears to have started in the attic of the home. One occupant appears to have been sleeping at the time of the fire, he was awoken by a smoke detector," said Jeff Carroll, Erie's Deputy Fire Chief.

No other residents appeared to be living in the building and everyone evacuated safely.

The fire was electrical, according to Erie fire inspector John Widomski. Widomski said it was likely caused by old or faulty wiring in the attic.

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