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Overnight fire near corner of Smead and Palmwood

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One Toledo family won't be able to return home this morning, after a two-story house went up in flames overnight.

Fire broke out inside of a house near the corner of Smead and Palmwood around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Toledo firefighters spent several hours containing and extinguishing the flames in the sub-zero conditions.

Investigators say the fire started in the back of the home and spread through the walls into the attic.

According to the Battalion Chief, the people who live at the house were not home at the time of the fire, so no one was hurt.

Damage to the structure is said to be "significant." No word on a dollar estimate or whether the house will be salvageable.

Investigators are still working to determine a cause.

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