Fire destroys Edinburgh home; no one hurt

Fire destroyed an Edinburgh home Monday night as firefighters spent more than 12 hours battling the flames and problems caused by subzero temperatures.

Edinburgh firefighters were called to 503 S. Walnut St. around 8 p.m. Monday and found the back of the house engulfed in flames. The fire spread, and the building is a total loss, Edinburgh Fire Chief Allen Smith said.

No one was home when the fire started, and no one was injured. Since the weather was so cold, few people were out and likely didn’t notice the flames or smoke until they had burned most of the back of the house, Smith said. Firefighters haven’t been able to determine a cause of the fire yet.

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