Overnight fire sends 2 to hospital

Posted at 12:27 PM, Feb 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-13 21:59:44-05

An overnight fire in Appleton sent two people to the hospital last night.

The fire broke out just before 4 AM at 1202 W. Spring Street and was reported by a neighbor who smelled the smoke.

The people inside the home also woke up to the smell of smoke, and got out of the house quickly. A husband and wife were taken to a local hospital.

Fire fighters saw heavy smoke and flames when they arrived to the scene, but had it under control within 20 minutes.

However, the home's layout, contents and the extreme cold made fighting the fire difficult.

There is no damage estimate yet, and the cause is still under investigation.

While the residents woke up to the smell of smoke, they said they did not hear their smoke alarms go off. The Appleton Fire Department wants to remind residents that smoke detectors should be checked monthly and the batteries replaced at least twice a year.