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No Injuries in Fire Thanks to Passerby

(LaPorte, IN) - A passerby may have saved the lives of two people from a house fire early Monday in LaPorte.

Cliff Snyder said he was awakened by a man pounding on his front door in the 1700 block of State St. about 2 a.m.

Snyder said he started putting on his clothes then was guided out of the residence by police.

His grown daughter also made it out safely.

Snyder said the fire must have started in the attic because he was on the first floor of the two-story home and didn’t see much, if any, smoke.

His smoke detectors also did not go off, he said.

The flames also heavily damaged an attached garage.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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