Three escape FD house fire

Three people escaped unharmed from a house fire on the east side of Fort Dodge Monday night.

The fire at 3943 10th Ave. N. was reported at 9:40 p.m.

Fire Chief Kent Hulett said the blaze appeared to have started outside at the back of the house. Flames spread up the wall into the soffit and into the house, he said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation late Monday night. Fort Dodge police and firefighters responded.