Couple escapes house fire

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HOUSTON - A couple managed to escape a house fire in southwest Houston.

Around 5 a.m. Monday, firefighters were dispatched to a fire on Schumacher Lane and Yorktown.  When units arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the back of a one-story house.

According to reports, the couple living in the home made it out safely.

Firefighters said they were able to put out the flames in 10 minutes.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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