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Three displaced in three-alarm Bartlett blaze

BARTLETT — Four people were displaced Monday in an early morning blaze that caused major damage to a Jericho Road home.

Investigators with the state Fire Marshal's Office are expected at the 181 Jericho Road scene later today, although Fire Chief Pat Roberts said the cause of the three-alarm blaze is not considered suspicious.

The fire was reported at 2:23 a.m. Monday. Initial reports were that a woman was feared to be still inside.

Three adults had already made it out of the burning home to safety when fire crews arrived. No one was injured.
Twice, firefighters searched the building but could not locate anyone. Roberts said, a woman who lives there had spent the night at another location and was not home when the fire broke out.

Fire crews quickly knocked down the flames, Roberts said, although they remained on site for extensive overhaul.
The building suffered major damage – fire, smoke and heat – and is uninhabitable, he said.

Residents are staying with friends and relatives and the Red Cross is helping them with clothing and other basic needs.
"They pretty much lost everything they have," Roberts said.

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