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Alexandria loses home to blaze on third day without electricity

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ALEXANDRIA -- Thomas Boggs lit a cigarette as he watched the remains of his home smolder and burn.

"I was lucky to make it out," he said. "If I would have gone back in, there would have been no coming back."


Boggs, a 63-year-old resident of Alexandria, was alone in his home at 713 Third St. around 5 a.m. Thursday when he woke up and noticed something was wrong.

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