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House fire causes evacuations in Rutland, across the street from post office

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RUTLAND, Vermont — Crews have been fighting a house fire in Rutland, Vermont that is across the street from the local post office and had threatened surrounding homes.

Firefighters were called to the fire at about 3 a.m. Monday.

Nearby homes were evacuated. The Red Cross says preliminary reports indicate that seven to 10 families were potentially impacted by the fire and a team was responding to emergency needs.

It wasn't immediately known if anyone was hurt or what the cause of the fire was.

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