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Three families displaced in New Year's Day fire in Stoughton

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Three families were displaced but no on was hurt during a fire Jan. 1 on Main Street in Stoughton. 

Residents in the upstairs apartment had to climb through a window onto the roof because the staircase was on fire, according to the Stoughton Fire Department.

Police then used a ladder to help them down to safety.

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STOUGHTON (WKOW) -- Authorities say Highway 51 in Stoughton is blocked in both directions at Monroe Street because of a fire. 

According to state transportation officials, all lanes between Harrison Street and Monroe Street are closed Monday afternoon for fire response. Eastbound traffic should exit at Harrison and use Patterson and Monroe to get back on to Highway 51. Westbound traffic should reverse those directions.

The highway could be closed for several hours. 

Stay with 27 News and wkow.com for the latest on this developing story. 

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