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A home was destroyed by fire in Harrison around Thursday evening.

The fire department responded to the incident at 10445 Sims Harris Road around 10 p.m. Since 75 percent of the house was involved with fire at that time, frefighters conducted a defensive attack to contain the blaze.

The homeowner told fire officials that his daughter heard commotion on the front porch. He went to investigate and found the fire, according to a news release from Hamilton County Emergency Services.

They immediately evacuated the home without injury and called 911.  Fire officials ruled the fire to be accidental and said it started in the basement area.

Damages are listed at $200,000. The American Red Cross was called in to assist the family with their immediate needs.

 

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