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UPDATE: Rothschild home likely a total loss after fire

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ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) -

A Rothschild home is likely a total loss after a fire Tuesday morning.

According to Rothschild Police, a passerby noticed the fire at 704 Leon Street just after 7:00 a.m.

The fire gutted the home, and left a large hole in the roof.

Acting Rothschild Fire Chief Glen Engebretson says the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

"From what I understood, it [started] on the south side in the basement or in one of the bedrooms," says Engebretson.

Engebretson says no one was in the home at the time of the blaze, and the owners have been out of town since Saturday.

However, there was one injury.

Engebretson says one firefighter had to be hospitalized due to heat exhaustion.

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Rothschild officials have released more information about a house fire. 

Captain Jeremy Hunt with the Rothschild Police Department tells Newsline 9 that the home was empty when the fire broke out.  He says it appears the homeowners are out of town.

It's still unclear how the blaze started.  Hunt reports that the home could be a total loss.  The Kronenwetter Fire Department is assisting the Rothschild Fire Department in extinguishing the flames.

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Firefighters are on the scene of a blaze at a home in Rothschild.

According to a captain with the Rothschild Police Department, the call came in around 7:00 a.m.  First responders reported flames and smoke coming from the home.  Mutual aid has been called in but it's unclear if any other departments have responded.

Officials say the home is located at 704 Leon Street in Rothschild. 

No other information has been released.

Newsline 9 has a crew on the scene.  Stay with us for any updates.

 

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