Fire destroys Janesville home

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

JANESVILLE—Fire destroyed a single-family home on Janesville's east side late Tuesday night.

Janesville Fire Department units were dispatched at 11:23 p.m. to 15 S. Lexington Dr. Upon arrival at the single-story house, crews found heavy fire and smoke, according to a department news release.

The owner of the home, Jeanne A. Betthauser, was out when firefighters arrived. She was taken to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center for evaluation. The hospital would not release information about her visit Wednesday.

Firefighters had the blaze under control in about 30 minutes. Units stayed at the scene for four hours.

The fire department estimates the structural loss at $96,400—its assessed value—and $60,000 to its contents.

The fire remains under investigation.

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