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Firefighters investigating cause of Johnson Street fire


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Firefighters treated one person at the scene for smoke inhalation after a couch set on fire at 433 Johnson St. early Monday morning.

The La Crosse Fire Department got the call just after 4 a.m. that the couch was in flames.

Someone inside the home used a smoke extinguisher to stop most of the burning, according to Lt. Lance Tryggestad.

The two people inside were out of the house by the time firefighters arrived, he added.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire. There is some smoke damage to the home.

"We're still investigating this one. So it can be anything from smoking materials to heating devices to – that type of thing – candles – things like that. But we're still investigating this one," Tryggestad said.

Firefighters responded to another couch fire around 11 p.m. Sunday night.

They're still looking into the cause but said no one was injured.

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