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Residential Fire in Mount Vernon

Crews responded to a report of flames coming from every window of a residence on Old Highway 99 South, Monday evening at 5:50 p.m.

Mount Vernon firefighters arrived to find the home fully involved, and the incident was upgraded to a two-alarm fire.

The home, which had been evacuated by its single resident, was a total loss, and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.  Surrounding properties were protected by firefighters, and one neighbor was treated for smoke inhalation.

The resident who fled the burning structure was provided with shelter at a hotel, and put in touch with Red Cross. A puppy was lost in the fire.

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