Firefighters from multiple jurisdictions battled a house fire in Verona early Monday morning.
The fire on Aspen Avenue was called in around 3:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke and flames shooting out of the building, according to Lt. Marc Lindquist.
Six departments were called to assist Verona Fire. Lt. Marc Lindquist said crews switched out every 20 minutes because the temperature was 5 degrees.
"That's about the air time they use on their cylinders. So what we like to do is get them out of the building, change the cylinder, recoup a little bit and then they can go back in," Lindquist said. "When one company or one team has been working for quite a while we bring them out, try to get them refreshed, try to get them some warm liquids."
Lindquist said a smoke detector alerted the family to the fire and they got out safely. He said the fire appeared to have started in the back of the house.