Stoughton Fire Department chief Josh Ripp

Stoughton Fire Department chief Josh Ripp.

A Stoughton firefighter suffered minor injuries but residents were able to safely evacuate during a house fire Tuesday night that brought fire and EMS units from nearly a dozen communities.

According to a Stoughton Fire Department news release on Wednesday, Jan. 12, the department and other agencies responded to a house fire around 7:10 p.m at 1005 Stoughton Avenue.

Initial police units reported extensive fire coming from the second floor of the house and confirmed all residents were safely out of the house, uninjured. A pet hamster was subsequently rescued on the first floor.

Chief Josh Ripp said in the news release the fire was considered knocked down just after 9 p.m., though some units stayed on scene until 11:30 p.m. The Red Cross worked with the Stoughton Police Department to provide support to the residents.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and there is no damage estimate at this time. One firefighter suffered minor injuries during the incident, but was not transported to a hospital.

Fire and EMS crews assisted from McFarland, Cottage Grove, Oregon, Cambridge, Deerfield, Maple Bluff, Deergrove and Edgerton.

Contact reporter Scott De Laruelle @sdelaruelle@orourkemediagroup.com

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