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Mother and children escape house fire

Madison (WKOW) -- from City of Madison:  A mother and three children escaped a fire in their duplex Thursday night.

  City of Madison firefighters were called to 8 Corona Ct. shortly after 8:00 p.m. for a report of a structure fire.

  Upon arrival, firefighters observed orange flames through a front window.

  The family had already evacuated the home without injury.

  Firefighters made entry through the front door of the residence and were met with heavy smoke.

  The woman who lived there told firefighters she had been cooking on the stove and went downstairs to attend to the children.

  When she came back to the kitchen, she could see flames on the stove and up the wall behind the stove.

  She attempted to put the fire out with a home extinguisher, but was unsuccessful.

  At that point, she and the children left the home.

  Fire investigators remained on the scene to complete the investigation.

  Damage to the home and its contents is estimated at $75,000.

  The adjoining unit was not damaged.

  The family has no renters insurance.

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