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Fire damages home on 3rd Avenue

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An afternoon fire at a home on 3rd Avenue sent firefighters out Thursday afternoon to the house off Highway 58.

The Chattanooga Fire Department responded to the scene, where smoke was showing from the eaves of the house.

The house was unoccupied at the time, and no one was injured.

The fire was in the basement, and firefighters had to force their way into the house and extinguish the fire as it worked to spread upward into the home.

Fire investigators say the cause of the fire is accidental, most likely from an electrical malfunction.  Damages are estimated at $26,000. 

The family that lives at the home will get assistance from the Red Cross.

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