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Smoking materials not properly put out, fire results at 1519 Watson

Emporia firefighters are investigating after a house fire on the east side of town Saturday.

Fire Capt. Bill Harmon says fire developed at 1529 Watson after 1 pm. The fire apparently started on the west side exterior, traveled up the siding and worked into the attic.

Firefighters attacked the fire from inside the home. They discovered a recent addition to the roof created an enclosed space where the fire could hide. Crews had to pull down the ceiling to reach the fire and extinguish it.

No injuries were reported. The house belongs to Karen Wilson.

EFD says smoking materials were not put out near the house, leading to the fire. Stay updated on KVOE and KVOE.com. Get instant news alerts through KVOE's Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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