UPDATE: Family Escapes Mazomanie House Fire

UPDATED Thursday, October, 11, 2012 --- 1:41 p.m.

Press Release from the Red Cross:

Mazomanie, WI October 11, 2012 — Three Red Cross disaster responders awoke early to help Mazomanie residents displaced by a house fire this morning. The Red Cross provided lodging and food to meet their immediate needs. The Red Cross will continue to provide follow up services to the family.

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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012 -- 4:35 a.m.

Information from the Dane County Sheriff's Department:

At approximately 11:43 p.m. Dane County Sheriff Deputies, along with along with Mazomanie, Black Earth, Town of Berry, and Sauk City Fire Departments responded to 10376 Curtiss Road for a report of a structure fire.

Neighbors from across the street at 10385 Curtiss Road observed the fire, called 911, and awoke the sleeping adult female and her 16-year-old son in the burning home. Three dogs were also rescued from the home. There were no injuries.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a chimney fire is to blame. The tri-level home is considered a total loss. Damage estimates are unknown at this time.

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