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Russell City Firefighters Respond to House Fire on North Franklin

FireThe Russell City Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 1424 North Franklin in Russell on February 8 at approximately 2:48 AM.

According to a press release from Fire Chief Dylan Riedel, the fire department responded and found a fire in the northwest corner of the residence.

With assistance from law enforcement and a neighbor, the fire was contained to the corner of the garage in the roof.

A ventilation hole was cut to look for extension, but no fire was found.

The property is considered to be a save with minimal damage to the garage and no damage to the living quarters of the house.

The fire is being ruled accidental at this time.

The Russell City Fire Department thanks Russell Police Sergeant Dave Anderson, Police Officer Derek Hyde, the Prester family, Russell County EMS, the Russell County Sheriff's Office, the Russell County Emergency Manager and Russell City Public Works for the assistance in the quick extinguishment of the fire.

(Information courtesy Russell City Fire Department.)

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