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Fire damages Park Forest home; no injuries reported

A fire in Patton Township on Wednesday morning caused minor damage to an unoccupied house.

Alpha Fire Department responded to the fire at 412 Canterbury Drive in the Park Forest neighborhood.

No one was home at the time of the fire, said Alpha Assistant Chief Shawn Kauffman. He said the house is believed to be a weekend rental home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Kauffman said, but appeared to be an electrical fire that started in the attic above the kitchen about 8:15 a.m.

Neighbors reported seeing smoke coming from the roof of the house and called police.

Firefighters were busy tearing insulation out of the attic at the scene. Kauffman said the fire was under control in minutes.

LifeLink EMS and Patton Township police also responded to the scene.

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