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Published September 29, 2010, 05:26 PM

Five Displaced After Grand Forks Duplex Fire

Five residents of a Grand Forks duplex at 2214 and 2216 Chestnut St. are displaced after their home caught on fire Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to 2214 and 2216 Chestnut Street a little before 5 this afternoon.

When they arrived, they say there were flames coming from the back of the house and smoke coming out both front doors.

Their preliminary estimate is that there's more than $70,000 in damage.

Firefighters cut into the ceiling to try to extinguish flames.

"They had to ventilate the roof. There was heavy smoke coming out of the roof. Like I said we thought we had an attic fire going up there, but it appears it was just working out of the eaves and was pushing out the top real hard," Captain Douglas Stern of the Grand Forks Fire Department said.

No one was injured in the fire, but all of the residents were displace for at least the night.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire, but say it may have started outside the back of the duplex.

One of the residents reported that their dog was missing after the fire and is looking for anyone who might've seen her.

The dog, which goes by the name of "Lizzy," is described as a reddish-brown Australian Shepherd, with a white chest and green collar. Lizzy is believed to have headed north from the duplex and was seen around the area.

If you have any information about the missing dog Lizzy, email news@wdaz.com or call 701-775-2511.

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