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A vacant home in the Marlow community was destroyed by a fire Monday afternoon.
The property owner told Anderson County Sheriff’s Department deputies and firefighters that the house at 143 Talley Lane had been vacant for eight years after a previous fire destroyed much of the structure. She said her son had been cleaning the property the previous day and had started a burn pile about 50 feet from the home to get rid of trash and wood from inside the building.
There was no power to the home, but a Clinton Utilities Board crew came and checked wires near the house for any damage and a gas can identified by the owner as her son’s was found near the back door of the house.
The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental, and no injuries were reported.
The blaze was extinguished by the Marlow Volunteer Fire Department.
The next day, on Tuesday afternoon, a storage building on Foster Lane in the Medford community was destroyed by a fire.
Property owner Terry Foust told deputies and firefighters that he had been cleaning out the building in order to tear it down at around 3:45 p.m. when the roof collapsed and a fire broke out. Foust said there were several chemicals like paint, thinner, and others stored in the building, some of which had leaked on to the floor.
Medford volunteer firefighters said the chemicals likely caused the fire. No injuries were reported.
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