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House Burns In Northwest Springfield

House Burns In Northwest Springfield

By Lynne Roberts. CREATED Aug 4, 2014

A one-story home in northwest Springfield was damaged by fire on Monday.  It happened shortly before 5:00 a.m. in the 800 block of North Lexington, between Nichols and Brower. 

Firefighters reported seeing heavy smoke and flames pouring from the kitchen window when they arrived.

Initial reports said a woman and two kids were inside.  KTTS News later learned no one was inside the home.  "The neighbors thought that the family was still home, but we didn't find anyone," Fire Marshal Mark Epps told KTTS News.  "We were able to get a hold of the family and they were out of town.  They're on their way back to Springfield."

The cause remains under investigation.  Epps estimates the damage between $15,000 and $20,000.