FOND DU LAC, WI (WTAQ) - A fire destroys a home in the 200 block of East Bank Street in Fond du Lac early Friday morning.
Fire Chief Peter O' Leary says the resident of the home had to jump out of a window to escape the flames.
"One occupant of the home had noticed the fire, smoke alarm went off and he felt he couldn't get out safely," says O'Leary.
The house is a total loss, but O'Leary calls it a successful firefighting effort because no one was hurt.
"It was a tough fire fight and we had to get extra personnel in here," O'Leary says. "By doing so, I think we kept everybody as safe as we could."
Because of the bitter cold and all the water used to put out the flames, what remains of the home will have to be boarded up and then heated so they can investigate the cause of the fire.