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Posted on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 : 12:49 p.m.

Fire heavily damages Ypsilanti duplex

By Cole Bertsos

A fire caused $45,000 in damage to one side of a duplex in the 400 block of Jefferson Street in Ypsilanti Tuesday night.

When dispatched at 11:06 p.m, Capt. Dan Cain said the Ypsilanti Fire Department was told there might be people inside of the house. After searching, firefighters determined the house was empty. There were no injuries. The owners of the house were on the scene and the fire was completely extinguished by 1:24 a.m.

There was no fire damage to the other side of the duplex, but there was significant smoke damage.

The cause of the fire still is under investigation.

Cain said mutual aid was provided by the Ann Arbor, Pittsfield Township and Ypsilanti Township departments.

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