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Fire caused by unattended cooking forces family out of home

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House fire on Waterford Dr. (Source: Brick Lewis, CFD) House fire on Waterford Dr. (Source: Brick Lewis, CFD)
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A family of six needs to find a new place to live after fire destroyed their home Friday.  Fire investigators say unattended cooking caused the fire.

Firefighters were called to the home in the 300 block of Waterford Drive at about 3:00 Friday afternoon.  The first crews on the scene reported heavy flames coming from the home.

Nobody was injured.

The American Red Cross is helping the family of 2 adults and 4 kids make living arrangements.

Damage is estimated at $50,000-$60,000.

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