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Smoke alarms alert tenants to Walnut Street attic fire

The local chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting three men who found themselves homeless Saturday morning following a small fire that broke out in the attic of their Walnut Street home, city fire officials said.

A working smoke alarm alerted the tenants, whose names were not released, to a fire in the attic, officials said.

Firefighters arrived on the scene and had the fire extinguished in a matter of minutes.

It appeared the fire originated in a wall in a second-floor bedroom and made it’s way to the attic, officials said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.