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Sioux City house fire leaves family in frigid weather

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV)- A house fire on Sioux City's north side puts a family out of their home, and into temperatures hovering near zero.

Firefighters were called to 710 33rd Street at about 7:45pm Wednesday night. As they arrived, neighbors said they received quite a shock, and a home filled with smoke. "My husband calls me, he was watching football downstairs, said the power went off, and we came outside and the fire department was in our front yard," Tisha Berger, a next door neighbor said.

Fire crews on scene said they didn't believe anyone was inside at the time the fire started. Firefighters said the smoke that filled the home came from a fire in the home's basement. "We've got some fire damage right around the area that appears to be the origin. There was heavy smoke throughout the rest of the structure into the second floor. We're attempting to get the rest of the smoke out of the house at this time, but there's quite a bit of smoke still in the basement that we're trying to clear out," Robert Wilson, Assistant Fire Chief.

Though power had to be cut the neighborhood, so firefighters could safely tackle the flames, they were working to isolate the home, and get power back to the rest of the neighborhood. That way, everyone's heat can keep running as temps outside drop below zero.
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