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None hurt in blaze in residence

A fire broke out at a residence on Table Meadow Road at about 6 a.m. Monday. The owner of the house contacted 911, according to Juan Hudson, fire captain at Station 21 in Higgins.

“Ninety percent of the home was saved,” Hudson said. ‘Where the fire started was in an unfinished basement and it rose up to one of the rooms. That’s why there was so much heat and smoke damage, because the fire rose upwards.”

There were six occupants in the house when the fire started – the owner, his wife, three children, and a dog. There were no injuries, Hudson said. However, an estimated damage of $40,000 happened to the house.

California Department of Forestry and Station 21 responded to the fire, Hudson said. Twelve firefighters took 20 minutes to douse the flames.

“We are still looking into the cause,” Hudson said. “It is under investigation at this time.”

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