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Afternoon fire damages S. Presley St. home

Photo: Firefighter Jesse Boone heads back inside after hooking up an exhaust fan.

A Wednesday afternoon (March 21) structure fire caused moderate fire damage and heavy smoke damage to a South Presley Street home.

City firefighters were sent to the residence, about a block north of Escambia County High School, shortly before 2 p.m.

AFD Capt. Daniel Love said at the scene that the blaze was contained to the back room of the house, and that it was “electrical in nature.”