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10 people escape Burlington house fire

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BURLINGTON (AP)--Authorities say 10 people escaped a burning house in Burlington.

The fire was reported about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday at the home of Mary Steffensmeier. The two-story house was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived. The fire also damaged a house next door.

Battalion Chief Bruce Workman says Steffensmeier, her children plus nieces and nephews and friends all escaped the fire, which started in an upstairs bedroom. No one was home at the second house.

Workman says the cause of the fire is under investigation, but no foul play is suspected.

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