Fire claims McRae Street residence

Published 7:57 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A fire claimed a McRae Street residence Monday night, according to Atmore fire officials.

Chief Ronald Peebles said firefighters were called to the scene at 5:59 p.m.

Peebles said the house was declared a total loss, and several animals were lost as a result. He said the homeowners, who weren’t at home at the time of the fire, were not injured.

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Peebles said the cause of the fire was due to an electrical short above the stove, and firefighters went back into service at 8:10 p.m.

The fire remains under investigation.