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Feb. 27, 2013Red Oak, IA |  By: AP

Red Oak House Fire

A house fire in southwest Iowa injured one person and left 11 people without a home.

Red Oak Fire Chief Jim Blount III says the fire happened about 10 miles southwest of Elliott on Monday afternoon. When fire crews arrived, the flames were spreading throughout the home. Blount says one of the adults who lived in the home was injured in the fire, but the injuries are not considered life-threatening. Firefighters were able to control the blaze with about 90 minutes, but the home was declared a total loss. So the four adults and seven children who were living in the home are looking for a new place to live. The cause of the fire is under investigation.