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Pre-Dawn Fire Burns Vacant Home on Metropolitan Parkway

No injuries have been reported from the early morning fire.

The Atlanta Fire Department responded to an early morning fire near Metropolitan Parkway and Deckner Avenue at 5:30 a.m., Friday morning.

According from a report in the AJC, firefighters were initially surprised by how many additions were done on the house and how large it actually was, especially the attic space.  Fire Chief Todd Edwards told the AJC, “the problem we encountered is this is an older building that has plaster ceilings and walls, so the fire was able to get into the ceiling and ran all the way through the structure,” Edwards said. “Biggest fight was getting the ceiling down to get up into the fire area itself.”

The owner of the home in the 1400 block of Metropolitan Pkwy has recently died, and the home was listed for sale.  Personal items were still in the home, and neighbors told reporters that it is possible some vagrants have been living inside the home.

From the pictures taken from the scene this morning, the home looked like one of the beautiful Victorian style homes that we have in the area.  Cascade Patch will provide photos later.

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