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Family with baby safe after home burns in Caldwell

The house, located in Downtown Caldwell, suffered damage but the family occupying it got out safely.
The house, located in Downtown Caldwell, suffered damage but the family occupying it got out safely.

A family with a baby managed to get out of a burning house without injuries Thursday, according to tweets from Caldwell Fire Department.

Caldwell, Middleton, Nampa, Star and Parma fire crews responded to the two-alarm fire at 13th and Blaine streets near downtown Caldwell.

The fire, reported around 8:20 a.m., was knocked down quickly, but it’s still unclear what the extent of the damage is or what caused the blaze, the fire department reports.

Caldwell Fire Captain Trent Price told KIVI-TV, Channel 6, that the fire possibly started in a space heater in a front room of the house. The wife noticed the flames and alerted her family.

Crews were able to keep the flames confined to the front room, but firefighters say there was heavy smoke damage throughout the house.

Relatives are reportedly helping the displaced family.

Erin Fenner: 208-377-6207, @erinfenner

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