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Fire damages Durham area home

Posted March 7, 2014 12:23 p.m. EST


— A fire that broke out late Thursday caused heavy damage to a Durham area home, authorities reported.

Four adults and three children were in a one-story home at 414 Clayton Road when the fire erupted shortly before 10 p.m., but they escaped unharmed. However, a dog did not survive.

Chris Iannuzzi, deputy chief for Durham Fire Department, said crews remained at the home for more than three hours. Twenty-eight firefighters from three departments responded.

The house had heavy fire and smoke damage in two bedrooms and a hall, and smoke and water damage throughout, Iannuzzi said. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.