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Fire Causes Estimated $25,000 Damage to Centralia Home

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

The cause of a fire that damaged a south side Centralia home early Wednesday night remains under investigation.

Centralia City Firemen say the fire was at a home occupied by Timothy McCombs at 628 South Elm. When firemen arrived, flames were shooting from the back of the home. The fire started in the kitchen area and was going down the basement stairs and into the attic. Firefighters say they got a good stop on the fire and kept it from going through the roof and spreading to other rooms. There was some heat damage throughout the house.

All available firemen were called in to help fight the fire. McCombs was home at the time the fire broke out, but was able to escape safely. Both the State Fire Marshall's office and Centralia Police were called in to help determine the cause of the fire. Damage is estimated at $25,000.

The home is owned by Ruth Reeder of Irvington.

The Centralia ESDA unit was called out to help with traffic control around the fire scene. The fire call came in at 5:38 Wednesday evening.

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