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Five residents displaced by Woodland house fire

Five people escaped injury when a fire broke out at a Woodland home early Monday morning.

Firefighters responded about 6:50 a.m. to 102 Railroad Ave. The first engine crew to arrive reported heavy smoke coming from the front of the single-story home.

Five adults were in the house when the fire started. Two were able to get out before fire crews arrived, and firefighters helped the remaining three people from the basement area of the home, according to a Woodland Fire Department news release.

Due to the report of people still in the home, a second alarm was requested, but it was canceled once it was confirmed that all the residents were out of the house.

The fire damaged the front living area of the house, and smoke and heat damage was reported throughout the remainder of the residence. Fire officials said the Red Cross was assisting residents in finding temporary housing.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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