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Fire damages Greenville residence

Greenville firefighters battled scorching flames and heavy smoke and high temperatures at a house fire Tuesday afternoon.

Shortly before 5 p.m., with temperatures hovering in the mid-90s, the Greenville Fire Department was dispatched to the corner of Dunklin and South Pine streets to a report of smoke coming from a residence. When firefighters arrived on the scene, heavy smoke was pouring from the attic and as they broke into the doors smoke poured out as flames vented through the roof.

Two engines and a full shift of firefighters worked the scene and got the flames under control by 5:30 p.m.

Firefighters remained on the scene to nearly 8 p.m. checking for hot spots and investigating. Greenville Police Department units blocked both South Pine and Dunklin streets. In addition, Southeast Gas and Alabama Power Company crews were dispatched to the scene.

No one was reported home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported.

For more on this story, see next Wednesday’s edition of The Greenville Advocate.