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WOODBURY, Minn. (WCCO) – Authorities say a family of four is now without a home after a fire caused heavy damage at the residence Thursday morning in Woodbury.

Crews responded to a report of a house fire at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday on the 4500 block of Woodbury Drive. As many as four fire departments had to be called to the scene to help put the fire out. When authorities arrived, the fire was heavy on the second floor of the home and appeared to be spreading to the attic. Authorities said the fire broke about above the chimney in the attic space and burned through the roof of the home.

Authorities said the home is no longer livable.

There was nobody inside the home at the time of the fire and no firefighters were hurt battling the blaze. Authorities said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The Woodbury Fire Department was assisted at the scene by departments by Lake Elmo, Cottage Grove and St. Croix Valley.

Fire officials said the fire serves as a reminder to have your chimney inspected annually.

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