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Cause of weekend Middletown house fire under investigation

Firefighters were called about 12:56 p.m. to the two-story house at 2204 Crescent Blvd., where they found fire venting from a window and door of the residence, according to the fire report.

The main body of the fire was knocked down but there was hidden fire in the roof structure. Crews rotated onto the roof of the building until the fire was extinguished, according to the report. The fire was confined to the house, the report said. Monroe firefighters provided mutual aid in putting the house fire out.

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Firefighters cleared the scene at 2:54 p.m.

Deputy Chief Brent Dominy estimated the losses at $35,000 for the structure and $5,000 for the contents.

No injuries were reported fighting the fire, but one fire officer became ill and was transported for medical treatment, according to the report.

The Red Cross provided assistance to the residents after the fire.

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