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One person was rescued from the second floor of a home during an early morning fire in Caldwell on Friday.
The home is “pretty much a total loss,” according to Caldwell fire chief Mark Wendelsdorf said.
The fire took place on the 1200 block of Blaine Street at approximately 6:50 a.m. The fire started in the basement, Wendelsdorf said, and spread through the house.
The home is divided into three apartments. A male resident on the second floor was rescued via a ladder, according to a release sent by Caldwell fire battalion chief Tim Scott. All other occupants had been evacuated.
The fire is now contained, Wendelsdorf said. There were no injuries.
The residents of the home are receiving help from the Red Cross and are currently housed at a hotel, the release said.
The cause of the fire is still unknown but is believed to be an accident.