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FIRE DAMAGES PART OF AVENUES HOME

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A late evening fire Wednesday damaged the southwest portion of a roof and entrance to a vacant 54-year-old home being remodeled in the Avenues of Salt Lake City.

A neighbor living across the street said he called fire officials about 11:40 p.m. after seeing flames shoot through the roof of the stone rambler-style home at 510 N. M St. (895 East).Salt Lake firefighters contained the small blaze in about 30 minutes, battalion assistant Dennis McKone said. Portions of the slate roof damaged in the fire will be costly to replace, he said.

McKone said the fire was started by workmen using a high-powered saw in the attic, which melted down some metal and caught the adjoing wood on fire.

Damage to the house was about $25,000.