Home fire shuts section of Walton Way

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A fire at a Summerville home caused all traffic to be blocked in the 2300 block of Walton Way for more than two hours Saturday.

The Richmond County Fire De­partment responded to 2343 Walton Way around 8:45 p.m.

Justin Rhye said he was asleep on the second floor when the smoke alarm went off. He said he came out of his room and saw smoke pouring down the third-floor staircase.

Homeowners Jim Cartee and John Adams arrived about 10 minutes after Rhye called 911.

Rhye said he moved the family’s nine dogs and two of the three cats to safety before getting out of the house.

The fire was contained in the attic. Rhye said firefighters told him there was a “decent amount” of water damage.

Fire battalion chief Chris Reid said the fire was caused by an attic exhaust fan that overheated.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 02/17/13 - 06:53 am
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2000000 POINTS

9 dogs and 3 cats? 'Nuff said.

Mavis Black
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Mavis Black 02/17/13 - 08:16 am
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I,M WITH YOU DIXIEMAN, THAT

I,M WITH YOU DIXIEMAN, THAT IS DISGUSTING

soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/17/13 - 10:37 am
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What happend to the breeder's law?
Unpublished

Maximum pets without a professional license?

DowntownJaguar
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DowntownJaguar 02/17/13 - 01:30 pm
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Oh well....

Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Grandpa Jones
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Grandpa Jones 02/17/13 - 10:18 pm
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Ok, let's not joke about this. A house fire isn't a laughing matter.

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