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NAMPA -- A Nampa man suffered injuries from smoke inhalation after an early morning fire started in the basement of his home, according to firefighters.

Firefighters and paramedics responded to the call at 10 State Street in Nampa just before 5 a.m. Monday.

Nampa Fire Dept. Captain Keith Elkins said once rescuers arrived, they found the man laying in his front yard with injuries from smoke inhalation.

Elkins said the man escaped the home after he was awoken by the home's smoke detector.

A crew with the Canyon County Paramedics is said to have taken the man to an area hospital.

Five fire trucks, a ladder truck, and several firefighters quickly extinguished the flames.

Elkins estimates the fire caused significant damage to the home's basement, and said the home's main floor also sustained smoke damage.

The cause of the flames is still being investigated.

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