Vacant Milton-Freewater home damaged in fire Monday night

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MILTON-FREEWATER -- A vacant home was damaged in a fire on Monday, and the cause remains under investigation.

City fire chief Shane Garner said crews received several reports of a house on fire at 132 Dehaven St. about 8:30 p.m.

Firefighters managed to control and put out the fire in just over an hour, by about 9:45 p.m. The home, which is a rental but was not currently occupied, suffered about $65,000 in losses, Garner said.

Garner said the owner of the home had been contacted. The cause of the fire, while under investigation, was not considered suspicious, Garner said.

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