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Firefighters battle house fire

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Four Wise County fire departments battled a house fire in the 6700 block of Farm Road 51 North early Sunday afternoon. The blaze, near the intersection of County Road 2625, was first reported about 12:15 p.m.. Greenwood/Slidell, Decatur, Alvord and Paradise fire departments made scene. Firefighters rotated quickly in the 98 degree heat as medics worked alongside trying to keep them cool. No one was in the home when it caught fire, and the cause of the fire is unknown. Firefighters were still in attack mode almost two hours after arriving at the scene trying to save a section of the home. According to the Wise County Appraisal District the house was built in 1986 and is valued at approximately $311,000. The 3,500 square foot home is owned by Mark and Kathy Fleckenstein.