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Originally published: 2013-02-25 14:33:49
Last modified: 2013-02-25 14:33:49

Fire destroys Seven Devils home

A family was displaced Sunday morning by a fire that destroyed their home in Seven Devils.

Firefighters were called to 120 Buckeye Lane around 6:25 a.m. Sunday and found the basement of the home fully in flames when they arrived, Seven Devils Fire Chief Bobby Powell said.

Resident Jeff Kattner and his family all escaped safely from the home, also removing their pets in the process, Powell said.

Meanwhile, firefighters from Seven Devils, Foscoe, Linville and Newland worked to extinguish the flames.

Powell said the fire appeared to have started with a fireplace in the basement, although the official cause had not been determined as of Monday afternoon.

"It's probably going to be a total loss, because it's pretty much gutted inside of it," he said.

Powell said Seven Devils' last house fire occurred in spring 2012.