Two displaced in fire

Published 7:50 pm Saturday, May 27, 2017

Two people were displaced and one firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion after a blaze in the downtown area on Saturday afternoon.

Two people were displaced from their home on Ashley Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

The fire in the 600 block of Ashley Avenue was reported at 4:16 p.m., according to a city press release. The first units arrived on the scene at 4:22 p.m. and found moderate smoke coming from the rear of the residence. Crews found the fire in a back room of the home on the first floor, and it extended to the second floor.

The fire was marked under control at 4:36 p.m. The firefighter was treated at the scene for heat exhaustion and then transport to a local hospital.

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The two occupants will receive assistance from the American Red Cross, according to the release.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.