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Fire damages Texas home where boxing legend Johnson lived

 


GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas Gulf Coast home where boxing legend Jack Johnson once lived was heavily damaged by a fire.

The blaze caused a wall in the vacant Galveston home to collapse Friday. Fire Chief Mike Wisko told The Galveston County Daily News that the building was in the process of being renovated. As part of the renovation, the home was missing an exterior wall, which allowed winds to sweep in and stir up the flames, he said.

"We found a very progressed fire, which is kind of unusual for the middle of the day in the middle of town," Wisko told the newspaper.

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