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Electrical Fire Destroys Edinboro Home

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 A house fire at 5472 Wallace Drive in the Edinboro area has left a couple homeless.

It started around 11am in the basement. Fire officials say one person was home and to tried to put it out with a garden hose, though a neighbor made the 911 call.

Fire crews contained the fire within fifteen minutes, however, the home is considered a total loss.

The cause was ruled as an accidental electrical fire.       

Crews say the house was packed with items, which made the fire more difficult to fight.

 "There was just a lot of stuff and debris in the house that we had to work through to get to the fire. When you have a lot of debris, materials in the house, it does make it more difficult for us. There's more for us to work around and be investigating on," said John Shaffer, of the McKean Fire Department.

Edinboro, Franklin Township, McKean, and Albion volunteer fire departments responded to the scene. No one was
hurt.
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