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Firefighters were called to the home located at 1520 7th street in Rock Island around 8:30 Friday morning, February 22, 2013.

According to Police Chief Venhuizen, a Rock Island police officer arrived on the scene early and spotted a resident stranded on the roof. The chief says the officer grabbed a ladder and was able to rescue the victim.

The Rock Island Fire Marshal, Capt. Greg Marty says there were seven people at home sleeping when the fire started around 8:01 a.m.

Along with the resident who was rescued from the roof, three residents jumped from a second story window and three were able to escape through the front door.

Marty says the fire was burning on all floors so they weren't able to go inside to fight it.

Instead, they were forced to attack it from the outside.

According to the report, this took fire crews around 45 to 50 minutes to get it under control.

There is no word on a cause and the fire remains under investigation.

The Red Cross is helping the victims.