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Published: Friday, 1/18/2013

S. Toledo house burned hours af­ter bur­glary

A house de­stroyed by fire in South Toledo early Thurs­day had been bur­glar­ized the day be­fore, au­thor­i­ties said.

Toledo po­lice said the house at 1012 Blum St. was bur­glar­ized be­tween 3:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Wed­nes­day by some­one who kicked in the rear door and took a tele­vi­sion.

Oc­cu­pants were not home when the fire oc­curred about 3:05 a.m. Thurs­day, ac­cord­ing to the Toledo Fire Depart­ment.

Toledo fire Lt. Mat­thew Hertzfeld said what re­mained of the two-story wood-frame struc­ture was razed later in the morn­ing. Dam­age was es­ti­mated at $43,000. The fire’s cause is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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