Fond du Lac home damaged following early morning fire

FOND DU LAC (WITI) -- The Fond du Lac Fire Department responded to a house fire on E. 1st Street early Monday morning, November 3rd.

It happened around a 1:40 a.m.

Upon arrival, crews found heavy fire conditions in the rear of the two-story wood frame structure.

All residents were able to exit without injury.

The Red Cross responded to assist the displaced residents as the house is uninhabitable due to fire and smoke damage.

The Fond du Lac Police assisted with scene security, fire investigation and traffic control.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but preliminary findings indicate that improperly discarded smoking materials may be the cause of the fire.

Firefighters will be canvassing the area later today, distributing fire safety information to nearby residents.