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La Crescent resident quick to react to fire

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WXOW) - A La Crescent man was was quick to react as he found out his porch caught fire.

The man was inside his home at the Lancer Apartments when he smelled smoke. At first he passed it of as someone having a fire. He soon realized he was wrong as thicker smoke came into his home. Flames as high as two feet were burning the porch just outside.

He was quickly able to put out the fire with assistance from his brother by applying water to the area.

When the La Crescent Fire Department arrived, there was only smoke left. After initial scans of the area were made, firefighters could tell the wall beside the porch was hot, and broke it open to make sure that the fire had not spread to inside the walls. The fire had not spread and only effected the porch.

The building had minor damages.

The original cause of the fire is still unknown.

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