East side fire displaces family of seven

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A family of seven escaped a fire in their east side house late Wednesday night. Other than minor smoke inhalation, nobody was injured.

Fire crews were called to 4000 block of North Elizabeth Street just before 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night and found smoke and fire at the back of the single story house.

It took 20 minutes to get control of the blaze, and not before it did an estimated $80,000 damage to the home of Lino Rivera, his wife and five children.

Firefighters were working through a language barrier to determine what caused the fire, according to IFD spokesperson Bonnie Hensley.