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Friday, November 6, 1998
Fires destroys Tyrone home; residents safe

Staff Writer

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Two residents of a rented home on Castlewood Road in Tyrone were able to escape before fire destroyed their home early Wednesday, according to reports from the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

Capt. Pete Nelms said the first truck from Tyrone Station 3 responded within three minutes of the initial call. The occupants apparently heard the fire in the garage area, he said, and were able to get out. No injuries resulted, he said, but damages to the home and two vehicles in close proximity probably will amount to $100,000 to $150,000.

Firefighters reported "flames through the roof" as soon as they arrived about 2:10 a.m., Nelms said. About half the structure still stands, he said, and some belongings may be salvageable, but the house will have to be rebuilt.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire, Nelms said. He added that firemen heard explosions from suspected ammunition stored in the structure, "but it was nothing major, just a few rounds going off from the heat of the fire."

Nelms said that "it speaks well of our community that people have already called and offered to help these people they don't know." The residents of the burned-out home are staying with relatives, Nelms said, and have not asked for any help as yet.

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