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updated 4:14 PM UTC, Feb 23, 2018

Neighbor Spots Flames, Wakes Woman In Burning Home

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

La Crescent fire officials say a local woman is a hero for waking her neighbor and getting her out of a burning home. 

Cathy Thompson was just driving by Friday night.  When she saw the flames, she called 9-1-1, then went to the home and knocked on the door and windows until the sleeping woman inside woke up.  Jane Reget was able to get out of her home safety.  Investigators say the fire started in an attached garage, but it will be a few days before a specific cause of the fire is determined.  Even though they live in close proximity, Thompson and Reget didn't know each other before the fire.


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