Teens, children escape house fire in Two Rivers

TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WBAY) - A home sustained about $10,000 in damage following a fire in a basement, according to the Two Rivers Fire Department.

At 7 a.m., firefighters were called to the 1800 block of 13th Street for the report of a fire in a basement of a single-family home.

Five people--and adult, two teens and two young children--were home at the time of the fire. They were able to get out without harm.

The fire department says the occupants heard a smoke detector and saw fire in the basement. They tried to put it out with water, but the fire intensified.

The occupants called 911.

Firefighters arrived and put out the blaze. It took them about 30 minutes to get the fire under control.

The crews rescued a small dog and a lizard from the home.

The fire caused "significant smoke damage throughout the residence," according to the fire department.

No one was hurt.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The cost of damage is estimated at $10,000.

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