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Family escapes fire in Portage Couinty


A Portage County family is safe, after a fire tore through their garage, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Department.

Crews were called to the scene on Lake Emily Road in the Village of Amherst Junction just after 2 a.m. 

Officials say the garage, which was connected to the house is a total loss.

They say the two adults and four children inside the house were able to get out safely with their animals. The house sustained some smoke damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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