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UPDATE: 2 people escaped house fire near Colby

MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -- Two people escaped after their house near Colby went up in flames Wednesday morning, according to the Colby Fire Department.

Fire officials say a passerby saw flames coming from the roof of the home on Highway 13 and called authorities.

Colby officials say the fire started in the attic and caused severe damage to the home. No one was hurt.

Firefighters from Abbotsford, Colby, Dorchester, Owen-Withee and Spencer all helped at the scene of the fire.

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