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House damaged by fire in Burton

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A fire damaged a family home near Burton on Green Family Drive early Tuesday evening.

Somebody noticed flames coming out of the roof just after 6 p.m. Firefighters responded to the fire and were able to get it under control in 15 minutes.

They spent the next hour extinguishing hot spots. Space heaters were found inside the house, but firefighters don't know if they caused the fire.

"We have to determine if they were running at the time of the fire," said Burton Fire District Chief Harry Rountree. "We have to essentially be able to forensically plug them in, make sure they were on or off. We have to look at all that so it'd be really early for me to say."

The family wasn't home when the fire started.

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