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Published February 04, 2010, 07:50 AM

Buxton family escapes house fire

Buxton, ND (WDAY TV) - Fire destroyed a home in Buxton, North Dakota over the weekend, leaving the Lacrosse family without a place to live.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

John and Julie Lacrosse have two children and 3 foster children. The home was built in 1909, so old timber made the fire burn hot and fast, but the family escaped safely.

“I'm a firm advocate at this point for smoke detectors. For letting people know smoke detectors saved our lives. I don't think we would have made it out without smoke detectors.”

Firefighters aren't sure if they'll be able to figure out a cause.