SALT LAKE CITY — A family of four escaped their burning house early Thursday.

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Just after 1 a.m., firefighters were called to a house at 1636 S. Jefferson Street. They arrived to find the basement of the two-story structure on fire, said Salt Lake fire spokesman Jasen Asay.

Two adults and two children, including a toddler, were already out of the home by the time firefighters arrived. One person was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation, Asay said.

The fire was contained to the basement. The cause of the fire was still being investigated Thursday.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

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