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House fire Sunday night in Fond du Lac

Firefighters respond to a house fire on E. Merrill Ave. in Fond du Lac on March 9, 2014. (Photo from: FDL Fire Department).
Firefighters respond to a house fire on E. Merrill Ave. in Fond du Lac on March 9, 2014. (Photo from: FDL Fire Department).

FOND DU LAC, WI (WTAQ) - A fire in Fond du Lac Sunday night is forcing firefighters to get the word out about fire safety.

Crews were called to a home on E. Merrill Avenue. An outlet in an upstairs bedroom caught fire. 

Firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames. The people who live in the home are staying with friends.

Officials say the blaze was caused by an overloaded outlet. A smoke alarm was found upstairs, but it didn’t have a battery.

(Additional reporting from FOX 11).

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