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Crews battle large house fire, freezing temps in Auburn

An Auburn home was damaged in a heavy fire that displaced a woman and her dogs early Monday morning.

At around 3:30 a.m. New Year’s Day, the Auburn Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at the intersection of Washington and Orchard streets. Upon arrival, Auburn Fire Captain Matt Quill said firefighters found the house at 29 Orchard St. was fully engulfed with fire on all three floors.

Due to the dangerously cold temperatures, four alarms were requested to bring in additional personnel. Quill said a downed power line blocked firefighters from accessing the hydrant in the front yard, which forced crews to use tank water from three engines to extinguish the fire.

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