Basement damaged in Rome house fire; smoke alerts neighbors to call 911
ROME — No one was injured in a basement fire on North Levitt Street in Rome Friday morning, according to the Rome Fire Department.
Deputy Fire Chief Scott Burch said the residents were out of town when a fire started in the basement of 309 N. Levitt St. at about 10:30 a.m. Friday. Neighbors called 911 for what they thought was a chimney fire, Burch said, but it turned out to be smoke filling the home and pouring out.
Responding firefighters searched the home and found the fire in the basement and knocked it down in a matter of minutes, Burch stated.
"We found the whole house was charged with smoke," Burch said of the two-story home.
The fire damage was contained to the basement, with smoke damage throughout the home. The deputy chief said firefighters cleared the smoke from the residence.
The cause of the basement fire remains under investigation, Burch stated. No firefighters were injured.
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