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UPDATE: Man flees fire at rural Wausau home

One man escaped from a rural Wausau home fire that apparently was accidentally started, a fire official said Friday.

The fire was reported at a home just southwest of Wausau about 1 p.m.

The chief of the South Area Fire District said the man who escaped reported that the fire started accidentally when he had a fire going in the fireplace. Fire officials tell Newsline 9 they believe a fire started in the chimney and then spread to the attic.

The extent of the damage to the home was not immediately known.

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