100-year-old house in High Springs damaged in major blaze

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HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (WCJB) – Firefighters from multiple agencies worked to battle a house fire in High Springs Wednesday night.

The fire started just before 8 p.m. when Alachua County and Newberry Fire Rescue crews assisted the High Springs Fire department.

Video captured by a neighbor shows heavy smoke and a column of flames going through the roof. No one was inside the home at the time.

The blaze caused significant damage to the 100-year-old home.

According to Alachua County Fire Rescue, the damage is a hit for the High Springs' cultural heritage.

Members of the community have posted a Facebook fundraiser to help the owner of the house.

Authorities are still determining the cause of the fire.