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Structural fire near Creston

Wil Petty Staff Writer jpetty@civitasmedia.com

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A structural fire occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon near the intersection of 3-Top Road and Ben Bolen Road near Creston.


Todd Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chris Welch said the fire was caused by a malfunction in the residence’s chimney. Welch said the wall along the fireplace was charred.


An N.C. Forest Service official estimated the damage to be at approximately $10,000.


Responding units were the Creston, Todd and West Jefferson Volunteer Fire Departments, the N.C. Department of Forest Service and Ashe Rescue Squad.

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