A Christmas Eve fire at the Fosbee Apartments near the Governor’s Mansion caused $5,000 damage, but no injuries.
According to a release from Capital City Fire and Rescue, the fire in a second floor apartment was caused by Christmas lights. The tenant found the fire and a maintenance worker used a fire extinguisher to put it out.
Firefighters evacuated the building until the smoke cleared and to make sure there were no hotspots.
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