Neighbor alerts sleeping family to fire in Town of Vernon; Two adults, five children able to escape

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TOWN OF VERNON (WITI) — Several departments were called out to a fire in the Town of Vernon in Waukesha County on Thursday morning, February 19th.

It happened just after 6:00 a.m. at a home on Center Drive.

Assistance was required from the following departments: Village of Big Bend, Town of Waukesha, City of Waukesha, City of New Berlin, Mukwonago, Eagle, Wales-Genesee, Tess Corners, Wind Lake, Tichigan, Town of Brookfield, and City of Greenfield.

Waukesha County Sheriff’s officials say a neighbor observed the fire and alerted the family, asleep inside the home.

Two adults and five children were able to escape the fire. They were evaluated at the scene for smoke inhalation and exposure to the elements.

The fire caused damage to the home, its attached garage and vehicles parked near that garage.

The initial cause of the fire is unknown at this time.