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Fire destroys Corinth house
by Steve Beavers
Dec 09, 2013 | 91 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Firemen with the Corinth Fire Department battle an early-morning blaze at the corner of Polk and Linden.
Firemen with the Corinth Fire Department battle an early-morning blaze at the corner of Polk and Linden.
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An early-morning fire destroyed a downtown Corinth home early Sunday morning.

Firemen with the Corinth Fire Department received a call about the blaze at the corner of Polk and Linden around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

“When we arrived, the home was fully engulfed,” said Corinth Fire Chief Billy “Lucky” Briggs. “It was a total loss.”

All four units of the department battled the blaze of the brick home until 8 a.m.

The 302 Linden Street home is owned by Peggy Lindley. Lindley was not at home when the fire occurred.

Briggs said the cause of the fire is unknown and is still under investigation.

Two units of the Corinth Fire Department returned to the scene Sunday afternoon to knock down flames which began to erupt again.

Four firefighters were busy about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, spraying water in the ceiling area on the back side of the house.

Smoke began to fill the neighborhood again, so units returned to hit all the hot spots, said one fireman on the scene.

Most of the roof perished in the flames and the entire house was gutted.

The vehicle in the carport was removed and was not destroyed by the fire, said one eyewitness at the scene.

(Mark Boehler contributed to this report.)
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