Three left homeless by fire in Floyd

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TOWN OF FLOYD — Three adults have lost their home following a house fire on Edwards Road very early Monday morning.

Fire Chief Dan Schwertfeger said the fire started in a rear bedroom at the residence on Edwards Road, waking up one of three sleeping residents shortly before 2 a.m. The residence is located between Soule and East Floyd roads.

"They got everybody out," the chief said of the woken resident. Three adults lived in the home and all escaped injury, he noted.

"We had fire in the rear bedroom and it extended down the hallway," Schwertfeger stated.

First responding firefighters launched an interior attack and the chief said they were able to knock down the flames in about 45 minutes.

"It got a little bit of a head start on us, but once we got there, we knocked it down quick," he explained. The home's metal roof trapped some heat inside the structure, but the chief said they were able to deal with that.

The residence is a total loss, he stated. The fire "gutted the inside of the home."

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Schwertfeger said. The three displaced residents are staying with family.

The Floyd, Barneveld, Holland Patent and Western fire departments responded, with Stittville on standby.

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