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No one hurt in fire
First blaze likely began in chimney
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Firefighter Doug Staley gets a cup of coffee from Colleen, left, and Meg Tereniak after firefighters put out an attic blaze that damaged a home Wednesday in southern Forsyth County. - photo by Jim Dean
Fire investigators are working to determine what caused a south Forsyth house fire to reignite Wednesday night.

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Kevin Wallace said the situation at the home on Bluebird Way is unusual, noting that an ember could have fallen and rekindled the flames.

Addison Cunningham said his house was not destroyed, but his family can’t live there until the damage, which extends to the basement, is repaired.

Cunningham said insurance adjusters would be coming by the house later Thursday to assess the damage.

Wednesday night, firefighters returned to the scene 15 minutes after they left.

Thinking the chimney fire had been extinguished, Cunningham said he pulled his attic stairs down to air out the smoke.

“All I saw was a roaring fire up there,” he said.

Firefighters returned and put out the flames.