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Family cleaning up following fire

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GILBERTVILLE (KWWL) -

A Gilbertville family is spending Christmas Eve cleaning up following a fire in their home Sunday afternoon.

Something in Joe and Rose Fischels chimney caught fire on Sunday but the exact cause is still unknown.

While everyone who was in the home at the time is safe, the family was forced to change their Christmas plans. You see, the Fischels were supposed to host family Christmas in their home this year.

"The whole family was going to be home this year," explained Kim Evan, the daughter of Joe and Rosie. "We have someone in the Navy, couple out of state and stuff and everybody was going to be home."

Most important to the family; that everyone is safe and together, no matter where they are.

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