CLEVELAND, Ga. — Monday morning at 10 a.m., White County firefighters with automatic aid from the City of Cleveland responded to a residential structure fire on Veras Drive.
Upon arrival, light smoke was showing from the eaves and once access was made to the home, black smoke filled the living area. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and cleared the home of smoke. The occupant arrived on scene and stated he had just left about 20 minutes prior.
It was determined that the stack from the wood burning stove was slightly dislodged at the roof but enough to allow for the fire to burn into the attic area of the mobile home.
The occupant had denied Red Cross assistance; no injuries were reported. Firefighters were on scene for approximately 45 minutes.
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