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SVFD battle a fire that causes over $40 K in damage

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The Stanley Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) reports a fire that caused of $40,000 in damage.

On Mar. 13 the SVFD was called to a structure fire involving an apartment at 221 Kite Hollow Road.

The upstairs portion of the home had been converted into an apartment where the fire began.

Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the home.

The occupant of the apartment was at work at the time of the fire which is believed to have been caused by an electrical short in an extension cord.

The apartment sustained approximately $40,000 in damage and is considered a total loss.

Where the apartment was insured the occupant did not carry insurance on the contents and is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

Five units responded to the fire including a unit from Page County crews remained on the scene for approximately 30 minutes.

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