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Gaston County home a total loss after Saturday evening fire

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A Gaston County home is a total loss after a Saturday night fire, officials said.

Firefighters from Crowder’s Mountain Fire & Rescue, Union Road Volunteer Fire Department and New Hope Fire said they were called to a fire at 325 Huffman Road in Gastonia shortly before 8 p.m.

The single story home was fully involved when personnel arrived, with fire coming from the roof, windows and doors.

Because the home was vacant, the amount of fire that was present and the structural integrity of the home, officials said, firefighters used defensive tactics only.

It took 90 minutes before the fire was under control and at least 30 personnel and eight apparatus were still at the scene shortly before 10 p.m.

The home sustained substantial damage and is a total loss, according to fire personnel.

No injuries were reported to firefighters or civilians, officials said, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Trenda: 704-358-5089; Twitter: @htrenda
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