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Firefighters battle blaze at vacant Elyria home

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ELYRIA – The Elyria Fire Department fought an intense fire in a vacant home on 161 North Gateway Boulevard Tuesday morning.

Firefighters arrived at the home at 1:15 a.m. to find ¾ of the home engulfed. They took a defensive stance outside the building and Lorain and Sheffield fire departments provided mutual aid to help rotate firefighters.

The scene was cleared at about 5:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported and the home was still standing. The home had an estimated total loss of $68,000. The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation.

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