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Thirteen residents were evacuated from their senior-care community late Friday night when a fire broke out in a bathroom ceiling fan, Amherst fire officials said.

Firefighters responded to the 9:32 p.m. alarm at Oxford House, 49 Tennyson Court, just west of Transit Road, between Main Street and Sheridan Drive. Main-Transit firefighters, the first to arrive on the scene, discovered the fire had extended into the ceiling, then the attic.

Main-Transit firefighters evacuated the residents, quickly extinguished the fire and began removing smoke from the building. No one was injured, authorities said.

Fire Chief James Lawida estimated the damage at $65,000.