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Fire in city damages 3 houses

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Photo courtesy of Jim Hall

UPDATE 1:25 p.m.

The cause of the fire hasn’t yet been determined, but the fire marshal pinpointed the origin of the fire to a living room wall, according to Fredericksburg Fire Department Deputy Chief Mike Jones. The fire is not considered suspicious, he added.

 

UPDATE 6:20 a.m.

Fredericksburg Fire Department Fire Marshal Parris Sachs inspects the remains of a house that caught fire on Washington Avenue early Sunday. Photo by ELIJAH NOUVELAGE

The fire has been extinguished at 1805 Washington Ave. and the fire marshal is on the scene doing an investigation, said Fredericksburg Fire Department Deputy Chief Mike Jones.

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A fire that started at 1805 Washington Ave. spread to the two houses next door to it between 3 and 4 a.m. Sunday.

Fredericksburg Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Mike Jones said no one was injured. The two people living at 1805 Washington Ave. were home and the man living in 1807 was home. All three evacuated. 1803 was vacant.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, Jones said.

The house where the fire started, 1805, has damage to the inside and outside, 1807 has damage to the outside and 1803 has damage both inside and outside.

Brian Hooten has lived at 1807 for about a month.

“I was dead asleep. I heard more coming than anything and mainly could see a lot of light that happened to be fire,” he said.

Washington Avenue was closed to traffic Sunday morning.

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