Crews on scene more than 6 hours fighting fire

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HIXTON, Wis. (WEAU)-- 40 firefighters battled a fire in Hixton early Monday morning.

Hixton Fire Chief, Mike Osegard, says the fire happened around 1:30 a.m. at a home just south of Highway 95.

One adult and six children were able to get out of the home safely and no one was hurt.

Osegard says crews were on scene for about 6 1/2 hours. They had to use an aerial ladder to take the roof off in order to fight the fire. The Red Cross was also there to help.

The house is a total loss and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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