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Charred sweet home

Judith Scherr/Daily Planet
Thursday November 22, 2001

A mid-day fire at 2721 Garber St. on Tuesday caused about $75,000 in property damage, according to Deputy Fire Chief Debra Pryor. 

“We’re still investigating the cause,” Pryor said. However, fire officials believe that it looked like it started on or near a floor furnace in the living room. 

“The occupants were not home,” Pryor said. They were renters “in the process of moving out.” 

Fifteen firefighters fought the one-alarm blaze, during which one firefighter was treated for a minor injury. 

Firefighters believe the fire moved from the ground floor of the two-story building to the second floor, by going out a window and burning shingles on the exterior of the house.