At about 12:20 a.m. Feb. 2, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies, along with fire departments from DeForest, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Dane, Maple Bluff, Arlington, Blooming Grove, Cottage Grove, Columbus, Middleton, Poynette and Rio responded to a house fire at 4156 Gray Road in the Town of Windsor. The homeowners were awakened by the sound of smoke detector alarms and smoke in their one-story ranch. The homeowners and pets exited the home without injury and called 911. The fire is believed to have originated in the chimney area. The house is considered a complete loss. The estimated total value of the damage is unknown at this time. Some real estate websites list the value of the home at around $466,000. The home is owned by Ron and Heather Treinen. The family is reporting on Facebook posts that they escaped the fire with only the clothes on their backs. They are in need of girls’ size 6 and size 8 clothing and boys’ size 14. Those wishing to help may call (608) 516-4425.

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