GoFundMe page set up for family who lost home in Cross Plains fire

 A Gofundme.com page has been set up to help the family who lost their home in a Wednesday in Cross Plains.

You can donate HERE. The page had already surpassed its $25,000 goal by Thursday morning, March 22, 2018.

Caroline Estabrook is a second-grade teacher at Park Elementary in Cross Plains, according to a Middelton-Cross Plains School District spokesperson.

Trent Estabrook is a real estate agent, according to the GoFundMe page that was set up by Trent's sister-in-law.

The couple, their 4-year-old daughter and two dogs escaped safely, according to the post.

The staff and administration at Caroline's school are working on a number of things, such as gift cards and meals, to support the family, according to the district.



UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Cross Plains fire chief tells 27 News people were home at the time a fire started in a home near Dale Court and Laufenberg Boulevard, but everyone made it out okay.  

No firefighters were hurt, the chief added.  A crew will remain on scene overnight to monitor hot spots.  

The chief says the fire was so bad that at one point flames were through the roof.  

The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation.  


CROSS PLAINS (WKOW) -- Firefighters are battling a house fire in Cross Plains.

The Dane County Communications Center says the fire started around 8:15 p.m. at a home near Dale Court and Laufenberg Boulevard.

Crews were called in from other surrounding fire departments to help out.

We've reached out to the Cross Plains Fire Department for more information about what's happening, but everyone is out working on the fire.

We'll bring you updates as they come into our newsroom.

A fire on Madison's East Side Wednesday did $250,000 in damage.  Fire officials say improperly discarded smoking materials ignited the blaze on Hamlet Place, which is a few block off  Milwaukee Street.  

It was discovered around 9:30 in the morning by a passing motorist.  

The owner and 2 dogs were able to escape unharmed.

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