- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - One person was sent to the hospital after an Iowa City house fire that caused $50,000 in damage.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen says (http://icp-c.com/299VRCd ) the blaze was reported around 4:10 a.m. Sunday. Crews discovered a fire in the home’s basement and extinguished it within 20 minutes.

Authorities say the building’s occupant had left the building before firefighters arrived and was evaluated at the scene before being taken to a local hospital. They did not identify the person or describe what injuries were sustained.

Authorities say they’re still investigating what caused the fire.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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