CLINTON — One person was injured during a house fire late Saturday night.

According to a press release from the Clinton Fire Department, police, fire and emergency crews were called to 514 Seventh Ave. South in response to a house fire at that location.

Reports stated one person was trapped in an upper apartment, and the fire department responded with a ladder truck, two engines, an ambulance and 11 personnel.

Upon their arrival, they found light smoke but no visible flame.

Police and fire personnel assisted the resident initially thought trapped down a fire escape to safety. Another resident sustained minor injuries while attempting to exit an apartment.

Crews entered the building and found light smoke on the first floor; on the second floor, however, fire crews encountered heavy smoke and heat. They found the fire in apartment 3, and had it extinguished in approximately 10 minutes; with fire crews remaining on scene for 21⁄2 hours.

Three residents were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the Gateway Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is under investigation; the apartment where the fire started was vacant.

Alliant Energy also provided assistance at the scene.

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