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      Weekend fire claims family's home

      Florence County officials responded to a house fire on Saturday afternoon.

      The Florence County Sheriff's Department received calls regarding the fire at 561 Ben Nichols Lane shortly after noon on Saturday. While it was originally unknown if there were occupants at the time of the fire, police report that one person was home and escaped.

      Seven fire departments were called to assist at the scene with water and manpower, but the home suffered severe damage. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

      The family that owned the home is being assisted by the American Red Cross after losing nearly everything in the fire.