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April 20, 2013

One man rescued in Baldwin City house fire

A Baldwin City man was asleep on a couch when authorities woke and saved him from a fire.

A Baldwin City man escaped injury early Saturday after being taken from a burning house.

Police and fire crews responding to a 1:30 a.m. alarm in the Douglas County community entered the residence and found the man sleeping on a couch.

Damages are estimated to be $150,000 to the house, its contents and a pickup truck parked near the structure, said Allen Craig, Baldwin City fire chief.

The cause of the fire remained undetermined on Saturday afternoon, Craig added.

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