Burlington family escapes fire that started in bedroom of their house

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A woman and two children were home when fire broke out in a second-story bedroom of their home in Burlington, Iowa.

Firefighters were called to the house in the 1300 block of South Central Avenue at about 5:15 p.m. Monday, November 17, 2014.  They arrived to find smoke coming from the house, and they quickly put out fire they found in a second-floor bedroom.

A woman and her two children escaped the house without injury and they, along with two others who lived in the house, were getting shelter and clothing assistance from the American Red Cross according to Fire Marshal Mark Crooks.

There was extensive damage to the second floor of the home, and the house was not insured, Crooks said.

Firefighters spent more than three hours at the home after the fire was reported.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.


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