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Fire damages home in Fond du Lac

Crews respond to a house fire in Fond du Lac. Oct. 29, 2020.
Crews respond to a house fire in Fond du Lac. Oct. 29, 2020.(Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue)
Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 8:48 AM CDT
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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) - Fond du Lac firefighters battled a house fire Thursday morning.

Crews responded to 594 E Bank Street for a report of smoke coming from the roof of a home.

The department posted photos on social media that show a charred exterior and thick smoke.

The department says the occupants escaped without harm. A neighbor had alerted them that the home was on fire.

“Without the neighbor there to identify the fire, call 911 and alerted the residents to get out of the home this fire may have turned out much differently” said Assistant Fire Chief Erick Gerritson. “His quick actions created a much better outcome for the occupants.”

The fire caused “extensive damage," according to the department.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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