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Firefighters respond to three-alarm fire in Thayer

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:41 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:33 p.m. CST

THAYER — Firefighters responded to a three-alarm house fire around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in rural Union County.

The home at 1921 Umbrella Ave., Thayer, is owned by Jim Smith.

Afton, Lorimor and Murray fire departments worked until after midnight to extinguish flames that damaged the first floor, interior walls and ceiling of the residence. No one was inside the home when the fire started. No injuries or deaths were reported with this fire.

The cause of the fire and damage estimates are inconclusive as of press time Wednesday.

“It was a hard one to get to because there were so many interior walls,” said Afton Fire Chief Jim Krantz. “It took a lot to get in and check everything.”

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