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Wakefield firefighters finish off house in controlled burn


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WAKEFIELD - Members of the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department worked on Wednesday evening to burn what remained of a city house that already had sustained a winter fire.

"It was a total loss to begin with," said Fire Chief Mike Singleton of what had been a one-story house at 108 Ahola Ave., directly north of U.S. 2. He added that the cause of the original fire was believed to be electrical.

Although two persons had been living in the home before it burned, Singleton said they had escaped from the fire and now are resettled elsewhere.

Wednesday evening's...

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