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Fire Department responds to Michigan Ave fire


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A structure fire was quickly extinguished Thursday night in Roswell.

Firefighters with the Roswell Fire Department received a call at 9:40 p.m. about a vacant house on fire at the 400 block of South Michigan Avenue, Todd Wildermuth, public information officer for the Roswell Fire Department said.

Mike Miller, Roswell fire marshal, said Friday the blaze was quickly put out and did not result in any injuries. The house was dilapidated and had been damaged due to a previous fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation but could be hard to determine due to previous fire damage and the inability to rule out fireworks as a possible cause.

Three smaller fires were reported Thursday night in alleys close to the house, two in dumpsters and another involving a discarded couch, Wildermuth said Friday.

“Police officers used extinguishers to put out the two dumpsters and couch while the Fire Department handled the house fire,” Wildermuth said.

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Miller said the fire has similarities with another fire Monday night in an outbuilding behind an abandoned 300 block of East Sixth Street property.

No one was injured in that fire that was also put out quickly and the cause of that fire remains under investigation. Like the Michigan Avenue fire, Miller said the outbuilding and main house on East Sixth Street have been on fire before.

Miller said that he is asking the public for any information they might have about either of the fires.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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