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The Dansville Online
  • Housefire leaves Atlanta family homeless

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    A family is homeless this week after a fire destroyed their home in Atlanta Sunday morning.



    Atlanta–North Cohocton Fire Chief Mark Fisher said when crews arrived around 5 a.m. on Dec. 23, the dwelling was already fully involved in the fire.

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    A family is homeless this week after a fire destroyed their home in Atlanta Sunday morning.

    Atlanta–North Cohocton Fire Chief Mark Fisher said when crews arrived around 5 a.m. on Dec. 23, the dwelling was already fully involved in the fire.

    “It was a total loss,” Fisher said of the residence previously occupied by the Kern family. The residents, two adults and three children, were home at the time, Fisher said. “Everyone got out safe; there were no injuries.”

    Volunteers from the American Red Cross responded to assist the family and provided shelter, food, clothing and comfort kits including toiletries, blankets and stuffed animals for children.

    “The assistance we offer to families is a gift made possible by donations from neighbors and volunteers who help the Red Cross keep its promise to be there in the wake of disaster, when people need us most,” wrote Red Cross spokeswoman Colleen Kean in a press release issued over the weekend.

    Fisher said investigation of the incident has been turned over to an investigation team. However, he added that the fire, which started in the side-front of the home near the entrance, does not appear to be suspicious.

    Departments joining the Atlanta–North Cohocton fire department at the scene were Cohocton, Wayland, Perkinsville and Naples while Dansville and Wallace were on standby.

    “Everybody did a phenomenal job,” Fisher said. “I’m glad nobody was hurt.”

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