Fire severely damages Waukesha County home
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VILLAGE OF SUMMIT - Fire crews spent Monday morning putting out a fire at a heavily-damaged house in the Village of Summit.
Dozens of firefighters from multiple fire crews to battle the fire.
A dispatcher tells TODAY'S TMJ4 that the fire happened at a home on the 34500 block of Hartwell Place.
According to the dispatcher, there were no injuries.
That dispatcher also said the fire started on the home's deck, then spread to the rest of the home.
An official tells TODAY'S TMJ4's Nick Montes that the homeowner was asleep when he heard noises, then saw his deck catching fire. The homeowner called 911.
Three fire departments quickly responded and got the fire controlled.
"It was actually out pretty quick," said Dousman Assistant Fire Chief Robert Leonard.
However, the fire spread to other to the back wall and attic of the home before other crews came to the scene.
Nick spoke to the homeowner off-camera, who lived at the home for about a year and a half.
He said he only had seconds to get his belongings. He didn't have a coat and neighbors had to help him.
"We didn't know what was going on," said Debra Haney, a neighbor who lives across the street. Her dog woke her up.
"First, we saw a flashlight. I thought they were looking for someone."
Then, she realized her neighbor's home had caught fire.
"(The smoke) was huge. White smoke going up."
Neighbors brought a pot of coffee and tried to help their neighbor endure the shock.
"I know he got out, so he's OK, but you know, the aftermath of a fire," said neighbor Kay Dudley.
Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.