3 escape from smoky fire at Burlington home

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Three people have escaped from a smoky fire that damaged a garage and its contents at the back of their home in Burlington.

David Cloke told The Hawk Eye newspaper (http://bit.ly/1hwyrUQ) that his daughter awakened him a little after 11 p.m. Saturday after she heard a loud bang. She thought someone was trying to break into the garage. Cloke says that when he opened a door to the garage, smoke poured into his house.

Cloke got his wife and daughter out and then called 911. His efforts to put out the fire with water from a garden hose failed. Cloke praised firefighters for containing the flames to the garage.

The fire cause is being investigated.


Information from: The Hawk Eye, http://www.thehawkeye.com

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