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Fire rips home damaged by flood

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MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – A Middleburg home lost to Tropical Storm Debby was the scene of a fire early Thursday morning.

The home on Lazy Acres Road had flood damage and was already a total loss.

The family was being helped by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and they were working on wiring in the house to salvage what they could when an electrical fire broke out.

Fire officials urge people not to do electrical work on their own after a flood.