Family of 8 displaced by house fire in South Sumter

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Posted 1/31/18

A family of eight has been displaced after an electrical fire damaged their South Sumter home on Monday.

Eight Sumter Fire Department personnel responded to the 1,200-square-foot residence in the 1200 block of Coffey Street just before noon on …

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Family of 8 displaced by house fire in South Sumter

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A family of eight has been displaced after an electrical fire damaged their South Sumter home on Monday.

Eight Sumter Fire Department personnel responded to the 1,200-square-foot residence in the 1200 block of Coffey Street just before noon on Monday to find "light smoke showing," according to an incident report.

The blaze is thought to have started in the bathroom and was contained to the area of origin, according to the report.

About $10,000 in damage to the structure was estimated, and about $3,000 in contents were thought to have been destroyed, while $35,000 of the structure and $6,000 of contents were saved.

Three adults and five children are being assisted by American Red Cross volunteers, who are providing food, clothing, lodging and other essentials such as personal hygiene items.