Combustibles, water heater, start Elsmere fire
By Peter MacArthur

Updated Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:18pm

A Wednesday morning fire that burned in a home in Elsmere started in the basement.

Investigators say it started due to combustibles stored too close to a water heater.

Crews responded to the residence on the 1600 block of Kirkwood Highway.

Residents were able to get back into the home.

Damage is estimated at a thousand dollars.

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