Several escape fire in supposed vacant duplex in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Firefighters battled a fire inside a supposed vacant duplex in south Springfield.

Firefighters responded to the home in the 900 block of South Robberson Monday around 3 p.m.

A neighbor noticed smoke and called 911. Firefighters arrived to a fire in the back corner of the unit. Several people inside the home escaped.

The fire damaged both units.