No one injured at fire near Bagdad

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Basement fire yields minimal damage to home

By Lisa King

No one was injured in a fire near Bagdad Wednesday that started in the basement of a home.

The cause of a house fire at 200 Bob Rogers Road at about noon Wednesday is not known, but the fire is not being considered suspicious, officials said.

Waddy Fire Chief Darrell Brown said that multiple fire departments responded because there is a shortage of hydrants in the area, so three other departments brought tanker trucks.

The homeowners, Walter and Lisa Clare, were not home at the time the fire broke out, but one of them arrived shortly afterward.

Walter Clare said he had come home to plant some flowers and saw smoke coming out of the basement.

“I called 911 and I got the dogs out,” he said.

Brown said the house sustained damage to the basement only, and the rest of the home was unaffected, except for some minimal smoke damage.

The family will not be displaced, he said.