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Man escapes from burning Portage Co. home

PORTAGE COUNTY (WAOW) -- A man escaped from a burning home in rural Portage County on Wednesday morning.

Firefighters said they arrived at the Town of Stockton home around noon. It was on the same street as the fire station. They said they could see flames shooting through the roof.

One person was there at the time, but the Stockton fire chief said he got out okay and no other injuries were reported.

"The one day I didn't expect a fire to happen, we get a fully engulfed structure so you never know when it's going to burn up or burn down I guess," said Stockton Fire Chief Mike Spencer. 

Firefighters said it took about two hours to put out the flames. The home is a total loss. Investigators are still trying to figure out how the fire started.

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