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George Forbes residential home in Cleveland catches fire, damages are estimated at $130,000, 32 firefighters were needed to put out the blaze, Forbes is a former Cleveland City Council president and former president of the Cleveland NAACP

By   Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief,  Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog,  O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. (Kathy Wray Coleman is a 20-year investigative and political journalist and legal reporter who trained for 17 years under five different editors at the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's most prominent Black press)   ( ) /   ( ) George L. Forbes CLEVELAND,  Ohio  -The residential home of former Cleveland NAACP President George L.Forbes, also a former Cleveland City Council president, caught fire early Thursday morning, a blaze that required 32  firefighters to contain, who said later that it likely began in the master bedroom and caused an estimated  $130,000 in damages. Firefighters were called about 12:30 am and rushed to Forbes' home on Cleveland's largely Black east side on the 100 block of Bellfower R