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Matt Lasley | GC News-GazetteThe Clarkson Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 314 Spring St. on Saturday afternoon.
Matt Lasley | GC News-GazetteThe Clarkson Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 314 Spring St. on Saturday afternoon.
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A Clarkson residence was severely damaged by a fire on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 30.

At around 1:24 p.m. on Saturday, the Clarkson Volunteer Fire Department was called to a reported structure fire at 314 Spring Street in Clarkson.

Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters discovered flames coming out of the front of the house, which is owned by Roscoe and Kathy Vincent and was recently rented out to Tim Probus, according to CVFD Lieutenant/Public Information Officer Ryan Hatfield.

Clarkson firefighters battled the blaze, which originated in the front bedroom of the residence, for about 45 minutes before finally extinguishing the flames, according to CVFD Assistant Fire Chief Ken Lashley.

The blaze was contained to the front bedroom, which was damaged extensively by the fire. The rest of the house received smoke damage, said Hatfield.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation; though, Lashley said, the source was likely an electrical appliance.

No one was reported as having been inside the home at the time of the fire, and no civilians or firefighters were injured as a result of the blaze, Hatfield said.

Kathy Vincent said at the scene that Probus, who was not home at the time of the fire, had only recently moved into the residence.

A neighbor of Probus, Jimmy Higdon, said he saw smoke emanating from the Spring St. home as he was returning home from Louisville and called for the fire department to respond.
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