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One person injured in blaze at Marion condo, fire chief says

Fire crews work to extinguish a blaze Wednesday afternoon at a Marion condo complex near 740 Magnolia Lane. One person w
Fire crews work to extinguish a blaze Wednesday afternoon at a Marion condo complex near 740 Magnolia Lane. One person was injured in the blaze, the Marion fire chief said. (Melissa Ballard Auen/The Gazette)

MARION — One person was injured Wednesday afternoon in a fire when a fire broke out in an upper-level condominium north of downtown Marion.

Firefighters responded at about 1:30 p.m. to the fire near 740 Magnolia Lane — north of Boyson Road and west of 10th Street — where smoke was pouring from the building’s upper level, according to the Marion Fire Department.

Fire Chief Debra Krebill said the fire started in one unit and spread into the building’s attic.

Most of the damage, she said, was contained to the upper level.

One person was taken to the hospital, Krebill said. The severity of that person’s injuries is unknown.

The cause of the fire is being investigated, Krebill said.

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