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No Injuries Reported In Early Morning Spencer House Fire

Wed 1-27-2016 IA"], ["617 East 7th St. Spencer

(Spencer)-- No injuries were reported in a house fire early Tuesday in Spencer. Fire Chief Doug Duncan tells KUOO news firefighters were called shortly after 3:00 a.m. to 617 East 7th Street. Duncan says upon arriving they found heavy smoke coming from the roof and eaves. He says firefighters located the fire in the attic. Duncan says they were able to extinguish it after venting the roof and removing the ceiling in the living room.

Fire damage was contained to the attic and roof with some water and smoke damage to the rest of the home. A dollar estimate of the amount of damage wasn’t immediately available.    

Crews were on the scene several hours.    

Duncan says the cause was traced to an electrical failure in the attic that started some rafters and insulation on fire.