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Massive fire destroys St. Augustine home
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A large, early morning fire destroyed a St. Augustine home Sunday.

Lt. Pete Weiland with the St. Augustine Fire Department said no one was hurt in the blaze that charred a home on Osceola St. in the historic district of the Nation's Oldest City. Two people who were inside escaped safely.

Crews with SAFD were backed up by firefighters from the St. Johns County Fire rescue. Firefighters were able to contain the flames in 15-20 minutes and completely extinguished the fire in 40 minutes, Weiland said. Neighbors said crews were working the fire for at least two hours.

The fire started just after 4 a.m. Sunday morning and the cause is under investigation.

Weiland said there was minor damage to a home nearby.

The home at 45 Osceola St. is considered a total loss.


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