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Murphysboro FD responds to fires minutes apart

The Murphysboro Fire Department responded to two fires minutes apart on Sunday, Aug. 31.

According to Murphysboro Fire Chief Ron Clark, fire fighters were called out to a structure fire at 2:08 p.m. to a home on Spruce Street on Sunday afternoon.

Three minutes later, fire fighters were called for another fire at a home on Clay Street.

Both fires had minimal damage. The fire on Spruce St. was a person cooking on their stove and when fire fighters arrived on scene they found a melted pot on the stove.

Fire fighters unplugged everything and made sure any elements of a fire were out.

The second fire on Clay St. was an electrical fire that is believed to have started around a receptacle.

Fire spread through the wall and caused some minor damage to the wall above the outlet where the fire originated. Minor smoke damage was also reported in the home.

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