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Bedford Firefighters Battle Apartment Blaze

Last updated on Monday, December 16, 2013

(BEDFORD) - Bedford Department firefighters are at the scene of an apartment fire at 1026 1/2 16th Street.

Thick smoke filled the sky for blocks from the fire scene.

The brick building is owned by John Dugger, owner of Bedford Pool Hall.

"My son Eric lived in the apartment," John says. "He was asleep when his dog (a pit bull) woke him and he saw the kitchen area on fire."

The apartment building sets behind the pool hall and the old Carriage House building is not attached to those buildings.

Both 33-year-old Eric Dugger and his dog escaped the blaze unharmed.

"We are not sure what started the fire, just that is was in the kitchen area," John says. "He did have a gas stove in there but I am not sure if that is what started it."

Firefighters are still on the scene and this story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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