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An apparent electrical fire in a second-floor office-bedroom that caused $300,000 damage Thursday afternoon to a home at 8 Sable Court West in East Amherst remained under investigation, according to Chief Michael Morris of the East Amherst fire Department.

Nobody was at home when a call about the fire came into Amherst Fire Control at 2:09 p.m., and the fire was under control about 30 minutes later, Chief Morris said. When crews from the East Amherst, Swormville, Getzville, Clarence Center and Main Transit fire companies arrived smoke was coming from a rear second-floor window, the chief said. Damage was listed as $175,000 to the building and $125,000 to contents.