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Valley fire destroys house, no injuries reported

VALLEY — A structure fire in Valley Wednesday destroyed a single-story house, according to the East Alabama Fire District.

Assistant Fire Chief Kerry Pickard said the fire was in the 5500 block of 21st Avenue in Valley. When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames and roof had already collapsed.

The call came in between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. Wednesday morning and the fire department left the scene at about 8 a.m., Pickard said. He said nobody was home and that the home was unoccupied and in the process of being condemned. He said the fire department searched the property for potential victims.

“We have no reason to believe anybody was there,” he said.

While fighting the blaze, Pickard said nobody was injured, and there was no damage to other structures. He said Huguley Fire Department did assist in the fire and the home collapsed as a result of the incident.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, and the East Alabama Fire District is conducting its own investigation into the incident.