Second fire at Smithfield home

Damage to a Smithfield house, near 150 East 300 North, after two fires in the attic area.

SMITHFIELD <span>– </span>Crews were called back to a house near 150 East 300 North on a second fire Friday morning.

The first fire happened at 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.  Smithfield City Fire Chief Jay Downs said the fire started in the attic above the family room.

When crews arrived they found flames coming from the roof, on the east-side of the house.

Downs said the family was able to make it out of the house safely and no one was injured.

Crews worked on the fire until 3:30 a.m. Friday morning.

The second fire was reported about three hours later, around 6:45 a.m. Downs said a couple of ladies, walking by the home, saw flames coming from the same east-side area and called 911.

Downs said the second fire was just a small flare-up and crews were able to extinguish it within minutes of arrival.

Investigators have not determined the cause of the fire yet. Downs said it is estimated that the fire caused approximately $100,000 in damage.

No one was in the house when the second fire occurred. The family who was living in the house was staying with relatives.

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