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Flames damage Greenville home

Greenville firefighters battled scorching flames, heavy smoke and high temperatures during a house fire last week.

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 of the May 28 blaze, 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.

“It appears to be electrical,” GFD Chief Tim Warrick said. “The home sustained significant damage in the room of origin. It appears to have started in a wall between the bathroom and bedroom. The rest of the house sustained smoke and water
damage.”

Firefighters remained on the scene until 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.

“It was a tough fight,” Warrick said.

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

“We’re very fortunate no one was injured or suffered from heat exhaustion,” Warrick
concluded.