Couple displaced following east Leon County house fire

Published: Aug. 18, 2016 at 7:07 AM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

August 18, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A couple has been displaced from their home following a fire in Leon County early Thursday morning.

Firefighters responded to the fire at a house in the 8000 block of Green Acorn Lane off of Chaires Cross Road around 3 a.m.

TFD says when they arrived, they found a small fire in the washroom near the front of the house.

Officials believe it was an electrical fire.

A couple who lives at the home says they were asleep when the fire started and were able to get out of the house unharmed.

They say the smoke alarm woke them up.

The couple says they will stay with friends or family as they assess the damage to the home.

Damage was estimated at $20,000