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Smoke alarm wakes residents to early morning house fire

MADISON (WKOW) — People who live in a Madison duplex were able to wake the residents on the other side and get out safely after a smoke alarm signaled a fire early Sunday morning.

It happened at a home in the 6300 block of Alison Lane just after 3:00 a.m.

According to a Madison Fire Department news release, the fire started in the back of the house and spread to the attic and roof. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire within 20 minutes.

The residents won’t be able to return to the duplex as officials say it has heavy smoke, water and roof damage. They’re being helped by the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Madison Fire Department wants to remind people to check smoke detectors on a monthly basis and also to change their batteries twice a year.

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