Family, pets escape from burning home
Smoke detectors alerted family of fire
A family was forced from their home early Tuesday after a fire sparked up in a backyard shed and spread to the adjoining house.
Firefighters were called out to 1000 Persian St. after receiving a 911 call for a structure fire. By the time firefighters arrived on scene, the shed was fully engulfed and a back bedroom had caught fire.
Rebecca Marley was asleep when a smoke detector went off. She was awakened by her father and sister as they tried to extinguish the flames.
"They were like, there's a fire, fire, and they were trying to put it out," said Marley.
Firefighters said everyone inside, including two birds and a cat, escaped without injuries.
The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.
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