NEW INFORMATION: Nobody hurt in house fire near Colby

MARATHON COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) -- A good samaritan is being credited with alerting a Colby area family during a house fire Wednesday morning.

A 13-year-old girl says she was taking a nap inside the home when a man knocked at the door and said the roof was on fire. The girl tells us she was staying there with her two siblings and grandparents.

The fire was reported around 10:20 a.m. at a home on the 4000 block of State Highway 13 south of Colby in the Town of Hull.

The family tells us they aren't sure who the man is, but would like that person to know they are sincerely grateful.

The home is believed to be a total loss.
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MARATHON COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) -- Five people escaped a house fire near Colby unharmed Wednesday morning. The fire was reported around 10:20 a.m. at a home on the 4000 block of State Highway 13 south of Colby. A man driving by spotted smoke and ran up to the house alert the family inside.

A 13-year-old girl tells us she was inside the home at the time taking a nap when it happened. The girl said she was staying there with her two siblings and grandparents.

The fire appears to have started near the roof, however, an official cause has not yet been released. Our reporter at the scene said there is significant damage.
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WEAU) -- A fire appears to have caused significant damage at a house near Colby.

WSAW-TV reports multiple crews responded to the fire on the 4000 block of State Highway 13. That's south of Colby. It was reported around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.


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