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A Merced family won't have to spend Christmas day away from home after firefighters extinguished an attic fire before it damaged the rest of the home. They attacked the flames and had the fire under control quickly. "You can always replace the contents of a home but you can't replace a life".

"The lady was panicking", Mohamed said.

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Like the fire on Harris Avenue, the occupants of Second Street safely escaped the house prior to the police department's arrival.

Mohamed and his sister talked to the woman and calmed her down-she told Mohamed that she opened the back door to the home and saw smoke. They discovered heavy fire in the victim's apartment, according to a press release from the state fire marshal's office.

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Fire officials say the building contained 17 rooms, and all but one side of the building was completely destroyed.

No one was injured in the blaze, and although some residents were out of town, at least two were displaced from their home, the department said.

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