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Firefighters extinguish early morning basement fire in Virginia

Updated: August 09, 2020 10:54 PM

Multiple agencies responded to the report of a basement fire on the 1000 block of 7th Avenue North in Virginia early Sunday morning.  All of the residents had safely evacuated the house when firefighters arrived and there were no injuries to report.

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Officials say the call for the fire came in around 5:30am.

When they arrived on scene, firefighters determined that the fire was contained to the basement area with some extension to the first floor. Despite this, they say the entire house had varying degrees of smoke damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

The Virginia, Eveleth, Mountain Iron, Hibbing, Gilbert and Fayal Township Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene.

The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the four adult residents of the home. 

"Following devastating home fires, Red Cross volunteers connect with those affected and provide assistance for their immediate emergency needs, including emotional support and help with long-term recovery planning," the American Red Cross said in a statement.

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