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Fire damages Selma home

Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire that destroyed part of a Selma Avenue home yesterday.

According to fire Chief Henry Allen, the home belonged to former Judge Allen Walker. His daughter and her two children lived at the home, Allen said.

“I just talked to her,” he said, “she said it started from her heater.”

Allen said he wouldn’t be sure of the cause of the fire until it was investigated further.

According to Allen, statements from the home’s resident indicated the fire started while the victim was in bed.

“She said that when she knew anything, her bed was on fire,” Allen said.

The fire started at about 1 p.m. on 2818 Selma Avenue. The front room of the home was destroyed and an air conditioning or heating unit was burning in the front yard when firefighter’s arrived.

Allen arrived on the scene soon after.

Allen doesn’t usually work weekends, but he said, “a fire chief is on 24

hours.”

The fire was quickly extinguished and most of the home was saved.

Allen said the SFD was still investigating the cause of the incident.

No injuries were reported.