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House fire causes $155,000 in damage

By The Mercury

Manhattan fire crews responded to an early morning blaze in the 900 block of Mission Avenue on Friday that reportedly caused about $155,000 in damage to the wood-framed residence.

Firefighters were dispatched to 919 Mission Ave. at 2:20 a.m. Friday, and upon arrival they found that a one-story home had heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the house.

Firefighters contained the blaze within 45 minutes. Though crews cleared the area at about 5:48 a.m., officials said the fire reignited at 6:30 a.m. before it was extinguished once again. Five fire trucks and 20 firefighters responded to the fire.

The Red Cross is assisting the occupants at this time, who reportedly were present at the time of the fire. No one was injured.

Officials said the house is owned by Dara’s Fast Lane Inc. The loss is estimated at $75,000 to the contents and $80,000 to the structure of the house. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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