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Paris Fire Department, state police investigate house fire

A Friday-night Paris house fire looks as if it might have been set because the fire had several points of origin, a city fire battalion chief said Saturday.

"There was more than one fire in the residence," Paris Battalion Chief McClanahan said.

The one-bedroom, shotgun-style house at 620 High Street is occupied, but the resident was not hurt, he said. An arson-sniffing dog from Scott County was on the scene Saturday morning.

The front room "was totally destroyed," McClanahan said. "The middle room had a lot of heat damage. And then the back room had a lot of smoke damage."

The resident is staying with some other people, McClanahan said.

The fire was reported shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday. The Paris Fire Department and state police are investigating.

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