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Originally published: 2014-01-30 16:00:07
Last modified: 2014-01-30 16:01:15

Firefighters respond to flare-up

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Firefighters responded to a report of a flare-up at 870 Pineola Street on Wednesday, Jan. 23. The house had burned on Monday, Jan. 21, the cause of which is still under investigation.

Steve Lecka of Newland was injured in the fire at his home. Avery fire departments responded to a call about the house fire at 11:38 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21. Lecka was airlifted to a hospital with burn injuries.

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