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Fire alarms save residents from early morning house fire

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 14:47:12-04

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (NBC 26) -- Elkhar Lake and Glenbeulah Fire Departments report they responded to a structure fire just after 5 a.m. Sunday.

According to the department's report, the fire was visible at N9132 Rhine Rd in the Town of Rhine.

The report says the home residents heard their working fire alarms to be able to safely evacuate the home and call 911.

The fire departments worked alongside the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office to knock down and extinguish the exterior fire. Shortly after, the fire departments started to clear smoke from the residence.

At this time, the department says the Sheboygan Co. Fire Investigation Unit is leading the investigation into the cause of the fire.