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Passersby alert sleeping family that their house is on fire

Home damaged, shed destroyed by fire at Hidden Valley Lake Home damaged, shed destroyed by fire at Hidden Valley Lake
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People who saw a fire on the outside of a home in Hidden Valley lake early Saturday morning helped the people inside escape before they could be harmed.

A man who escaped told FOX19 that shortly after 2 a.m., 5 young men came pounding on his door and told him the house was on fire.  He and another person in the house escaped without injury.

The Bright Volunteer Fire Department, which covers that area, says the cause is up to the state fire marshal, but it doesn't appear suspicious.  They say it appears that someone was doing a controlled burn in a container outside the house, and the fire was still going when the people were inside for the night. It spread to a nearby shed, and the shed burned to the point where it collapsed, falling into the side of the house and catching it on fire.

The home was extensively damaged.

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