House and yard burn in Halsted Road fire


A Halsted Road house caught fire on Saturday afternoon, costing the homeowners both the house and the yard.

Fire crews responded to the house just before 3pm. Investigators say the fire began in the back room of the house. The cause is still under investigation. 

The flames spread to part of the dry grass in the yard outside.

One person was inside the house, but was able to escape to safety with some cats and a dog.

No one was injured. Damages are estimated to be $50,000.

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