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Three displaced in Riverside fire; close call for crews

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RIVERSIDE (FOX19) -

Fire crews battled a two-alarm house fire Wednesday night.

The blaze was reported just before 11 p.m. at a two-family home in the 400 block of Lillienthal Avenue. Upon arrival, crews met a very active fire coming from the attic of the home.

While executing an interior attack, three firefighters became trapped on the second floor of the home but were able to free themselves through a window.

No injuries were reported.

The American Red Cross is assisting three adults who were displaced by the blaze. Damages to the home are estimated at $50,000 and investigators say an unattended fireplace is to blame.

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