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Fire destroys vacant home

AUBURN - Fire claimed a vacant Carolyn Street home in Auburn on Wednesday, an official said.

Firefighters found the home ablaze just before 5 a.m.

"Our firefighters went into a defensive mode right away and were able to knock the fire down in a short time," said Barrow County Fire Department spokesman Lt. Scott Dakin.

No injuries were reported. Fire investigators and Auburn police are investigating the cause of the fire, Dakin said.