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Stubborn chimney fire

Fire crews had to cut into the walls of a home on Thacker Drive to finally snuff out a fire that appeared to have started in the chimney.

A woman left the home and called 911 when she realized her house was on fire at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Smoke was billowing out from the edges of the rooftop an hour after crews arrived.

Firefighters had to use a heat-seeker device to track where the fire was moving to. They concentrated their efforts on the walls around the chimney and injected foam to extinguish the stubborn blaze.

There were no reports of any injuries. 

Traffic was blocked from going through Thacker Drive for about two hours.

The home sustained extensive damage.

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