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Electrical fire strikes Franklin Street home

Posted September 6, 2009 1:04 p.m. EDT
Updated September 7, 2009 8:35 a.m. EDT

— A historic property near the campus of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill caught fire Sunday morning, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to 517 E. Franklin St. shortly before 9:30 a.m. They contained the fire and estimated the damage at about $5,000. One person was home at the time, but no one was hurt.

Investigators said the fire likely resulted from electrical failure.