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Two suffer burns in late-night fire

Two people suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation after a fire just before midnight on Monday in Red Deer.

Red Deer Emergency Services was called to a fire in the basement of a townhouse at Unit 70, 31 Alford Ave.

Crews managed to quickly contain the fire to the basement, which did suffer extensive damage.

Four people were at home the time of the fire and evacuated the building safely. The two injured people were treated on scene, but refused transportation to the hospital. Victim Services also provided assistance to the occupants.

Neighbouring townhouses were temporarily evacuated to clear smoke and carbon monoxide. No other injuries were reported.

Red Deer Emergency Services is investigating the cause of the fire.

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