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Fire at $9.7M Wis. nursing home construction site, all residents unharmed

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Fire crews ran down the city's water supply, trucks arrive with more Fire crews ran down the city's water supply, trucks arrive with more

A fire broke out amid new construction in a St. Croix County nursing home Tuesday morning, but all residents were kept safe and have been allowed to return to their homes.

St. Croix Sheriff's Department Capt. Jeff Klact said police received a call at 5:04 a.m. reporting flames showing at Glenhaven Nursing Home on 612 East Oak Street in Glenwood City, Wis. The fire began in an area of new construction to the building -- a $9.7 million project that began last April, originally slated for completion this May. There were no residents living in the construction area.

All residents inside were moved to another area of the home and kept safe all morning -- no injuries have been reported. Over 20 departments and over 100 firefighters were brought in to contain the fire. Firefighters were still clearing the area late into the morning and had to truck in more water after running down the city's supply.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region is providing water, meals and snacks for the approximately 100 first responders fighting the blaze. Volunteers arrived around 10 a.m.

Fox 9's Rob Olson is at the scene, follow him on Twitter for more updates @RobOlsonFOX9.

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