2 fires, hours apart, claim Talladega home
TALLADEGA (AP) — Firefighters quickly put out a morning blaze that caused limited damage to a Talladega home this week, but the home was later ruled a total loss after a second fire started four hours later, officials said.
Capt. Ronny Davis said the first call came in around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday and the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen.
Firefighters spent about an hour and a half at the scene for the first call and damage was limited to the kitchen and living room areas, Davis said.
The second call came in at 2:45 p.m. "The house was about 50 percent involved when we got there," Davis said.
Three engines responded, and the fire was extinguished by just after 4 p.m., but Davis said the house would be a total loss. No one was home when either of the fires began, he added.
Officials are investigating.
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