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Rutland fire sends teen to hospital

A teenager was taken to hospital as a precaution after a fire Monday evening in Rutland on Fleming Road.

A neighbour was able to act quickly and run over with a fire extinguisher, putting out the flames before fire crews arrived.

The teen was taken to hospital for inhaling smoke from the suspected electrical fire.

He was the only one upstairs in the two story home.

There were four people downstairs at the time and the teen was able to get them all out safely.

The family is allowed to return home but the parents and two boys will have to stay out of the upstairs for a few days because of the smoke damage.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation but is believed to be electrical at this time.

-- With files from Wayne Moore

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