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Ludington Avenue home damaged by fire

Dec. 21, 2011

Fire caused $100,000 in damage to a three-story home in the 1700 block of Ludington Avenue last week.

When fire crews arrived at 7:42 p.m. Dec. 15, the third story was burning. Using an "aggressive interior attack," firefighters were able to contain the majority of the damage to the third floor, Fire Chief Rob Ugaste said.

The cause is undetermined, although the fire likely originated near the third-floor attic window, Deputy Chief James Case said.

"The homeowner stated she used this area for smoking cigarettes, but we did not find this to be an exact cause of the fire," he said.

It took about 45 minutes to get the fire under control.

There were no injuries. Two families had exited the home safely.

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