A house fire near 51st Avenue and Farnam Street caused extensive damage and displaced one woman Saturday morning.

The call came at 11:30 a.m., said Omaha Fire Department Battalion Chief Keith Main.

It took crews about 30 minutes to get the fire under control because it was in the basement. That means high heat and low visibility, Main said.

“Basement fires are the most dangerous and taxing for firefighters,” he said.

No firefighters were injured battling the fire and one woman who lives at the residence was unhurt. The Red Cross was at the scene to aid the woman.

Main said the damage was “extensive,” but he said he couldn’t give a dollar amount of the damage at this time. Several of the house’s windows were broken out and there was smoke damage to all three floors.

The Fire Department is still investigating the cause.

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