Alert neighbor sees duplex on fire in the middle of the night; calls 911

FOND DU LAC (WITI) -- A neighbor in Fond du Lac woke up in the middle of the night, saw a duplex on fire, and called 911. As a result, all occupants of the duplex were able to get out safely, and there were no injuries.

Fond du Lac Fire officials were called to the scene shortly before 4:00 a.m. Sunday, August 31st.

Fire department personnel, upon their arrival at the duplex in the 700 block of Grove Street encountered fire on the exterior of the structure, in front of the main entrance to the two-family residence.

Fire officials were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it spread into the interior of the structure.

“This fire could have been much worse if not for the early notification and the quick response of fire crews,” Fire Chief Peter O’Leary said.

Fire officials say the cause of the fire doesn't appear to be suspicious, but it remains under investigation.