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Fire strikes Moulton home again

MOULTON — A Moulton home caught fire again less than three hours after firefighters put out a previous blaze at the residence, said Moulton firefighters.

The homeowners were not at 18943 Alabama 33 when a passerby noticed smoke coming from the house at about 7:07 a.m. Volunteer firefighters from Moulton and Chalybeate responded to the call.

Moulton volunteer firefighter Corey Sherrill said the single-story home was not fully involved when they arrived and that the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen. Firefighters were at the scene for about two hours.

"That one pretty much gutted the kitchen," said Sherrill.

At 11:47 a.m., Lawrence County Emergency Management received another call about a fire at the same residence. This time, the homeowners were there when firefighters arrived, said Sherrill.

The two fires destroyed the home, he said.

He said workers had completely extinguished the flames from the first fire and didn't know how another fire could have started. Both blazes are under investigation.

- Kristen Bishop

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