LA CROSSE, WI (Ben Caxton) — A sharp-eyed neighbor may have averted a tragedy on French Island Wednesday afternoon. The homeowner, who was sleeping, was woken up by a passer-by who saw the fire. La Crosse and Onalaska fire departments responded to the scene at 1822 Bainbridge Street only to find fire coming out of the siding of the home. The cause of the fire is being investigated. The house sustained some minor water and smoke damage.