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Firefighters: Fire likely caused by space heater


An early morning fire in Limestone County destroyed a mobile home and sent one man to the hospital.

Owens Volunteer Fire Department and another department responded to the fire around 5 a.m. at 18507 Townsend Ford Road in Athens. The home was fully engulfed.

According to a neighbor, a man and a woman lived in the home. The neighbor said the couple could not get out and had to break out a window to escape. The man was cut and suffered smoke inhalation.

He was transported to a local hospital and then taken to Vanderbilt.

Crews are still working to determine the cause of the fire, but firefighters said a space heater was likely the cause.

It is unclear if the woman suffered injuries.

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