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      Fond du Lac firefighters rescue woman from house fire

      Firefighters battle a house fire on Ruggles Street, Monday, March 3, 2014. (Troy Haase/Fond du Lac Fire Department)
      Firefighters battle a house fire on Ruggles Street, Monday, March 3, 2014. (Troy Haase/Fond du Lac Fire Department)
      FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - Firefighters in Fond du Lac had to battle extreme cold as they rescued a woman from a house fire.

      Crews were called to the fire around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Dispatchers alerted firefighters that a woman was trapped in the two-story house.

      Fire crews arrived on the scene within minutes and rescued the woman from a first-floor window. She was taken to a hospital.

      Frozen fire hydrants hampered firefighters. The American Red Cross was called into to help firefighters because of the cold.

      A total of 55 personnel from five fire departments were called to the scene.

      The cause of the fire has not been determined, but investigators believe it was electrical.