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Couple Facing Eviction Lose Home to Fire

A 72-year old woman and a 55-year old man lost their home on Washington Avenue in Newport after a fire Tuesday afternoon.

They were scheduled to lose the home on Friday to eviction, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

WKRC reports that the fire was contained to the kitchen of the home at 718 Washington and WXIX says the flames causes $45,000 in damages and that the house is a total loss.

One of the residents was in a wheelchair, WCPO reports, but both escaped without injury.

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