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Crews battle winds in Black Hawk County house fire

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BLACK HAWK COUNTY (KWWL)--High winds, sleet and rain made fighting a house fire in Black Hawk County Sunday morning difficult for fire crews.

The Gilbertville Fire department was called to a home on Gilbertville Road in rural La Porte City around 4:30 Sunday morning.

Crews were paged for a smoke investigation after people in the home heard popping and smelled smoke.

Firefighters say the fire possibly started in the attic, but an exact cause isn't known.

The home's owner tells KWWL it appears the fire was electrical.

He says the three people who lived in the home got out safely.

He says the house is a total loss

Fire crews says high winds made fighting the fire difficult.  

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

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