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Cause undetermined in Lakewood house fire

A Lakewood house caught fire Tuesday but the seven people who live there might not be displaced.

West Pierce Fire investigators believe most of the damage to the home in the 8500 block of Maple Street Southwest was centered in the basement, where the blaze started.

Crews called to the house about 12:10 p.m. found heavy smoke pouring from the basement, Capt. Jenny Weekes said.

The people inside escaped before firefighters arrived. Four adults and three children live there but it was not immediately known who was home when the fire started.

Investigators hadn’t determined the cause of the fire.

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