New Year's Day house fire ruled accidental

New Year's Day house fire ruled accidental

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New Year's Day house fire ruled accidental

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on January 1, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 1 at 6:05 PM

AUSTIN -- A house fire in North Austin has been ruled accidental.

According to a spokesperson from the Austin Fire Department, a fire on Sparta Lane in North Austin appears to have started from a problem with the construction of a fireplace.

The Tuesday morning fire displaced a family of four staying with extended family. Residents were awakened by a smoke detector and were able to escape without injury.

The fire heavily damaged the home's attic and roof. Damages are estimated at $105,000.

 

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