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Fire damages home on Presley Street

Personnel with the Atmore Fire Department battle a fire at 2211 1/2 South Presley Street on Wednesday.|Photo by Allison Brown

The owner of a home on South Presley Street was lucky to escape with his life after a fire damaged his home Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency personnel with the Atmore Fire Department responded to a fire call at 2211 1/2 South Presley Street at approximately 3:30 p.m. and found smoke billowing from the home.

The man living at the home said he was sleeping when he awoke to his house being filled with smoke.