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Two area houses damaged by fire

A house in Bay City was damaged by fire Thursday evening.

The Ellsworth Fire Department was called to the Fred C. Scott residence at W6498 Main St. at 8:04 p.m. There was extensive fire damage; the occupants got out safely and no one was injured.

The cause of the blaze was undetermined as of Friday. Fire fighters were on the scene until 9:39 p.m.

Also Thursday at 9:27 a.m., the EFD went to the Clark House residence at W6094 Hwy. 10 on a report of smoke in the basement. The smoke was traced to a fan motor in the furnace. There was minor damage.

The occupant of the residence, near the T-Bar, apparently wasn't home at the time of the report.