The Greenwood Fire Department battled a blaze in a vacant house on Avenue H for two hours early Thursday morning before putting it out.

Twelve firefighters in five pieces of equipment answered the call at 4:23 a.m. to a wooden home that was fully involved in fire at 220 Ave. H.

Firefighters used two 1½-inch lines, pumping water for nearly an hour and a half before the blaze was extinguished.

The fire in the 720-square-foot home was apparently centered in the rear of the house as most of the building received heavy fire damage, except for the room at the front of the house, which had heavy smoke damage and some fire damage.

Firefighters used an attic ladder and an axe and two pike poles to open the roof of the structure, and a 24-foot extension ladder to reach the fire inside.

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