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UPDATE: Firefighters say the house is a total loss. We've confirmed that everyone was able to escape from the home safely.
The fire apparently started when someone was cooking. It is not considered suspicious.
ORIGINAL STORY: Some mid-Michigan firefighters spent the afternoon trying to douse the flames that engulfed an Ingham County home.
The flames broke out at 3572 Annis Road just before 6 p.m.
While it has a Mason address, the home is about half way between Mason and Leslie just west of U.S. 127.
At least four fire departments are on the scene: Mason, Leslie, Onondaga, and Eaton Rapids - trucking in water to put out the fire at the rural home.
Witnesses tell 6 News the flames are leaping from the house, and a picture from 6 News photographer Corey Petee shows smoke from the fire rising far into the sky. Petee says he could see the smoke from close to downtown Mason, which is eight miles away.
Scanner traffic suggests that everyone who was in the house escaped safely, but the house is likely a total loss.