A family is safe after escaping an early morning house fire on 18 Mile Road between Fruit Ridge Avenue and the village of Casnovia.

It broke out just before 3 a.m. on Thursday, March 16 in the chimney of a home. Investigators say there was damage to the walls around that chimney.

Firefighters put out the flames fairly quickly. No firefighters were hurt. Crews from multiple departments, including Sparta and Kent City were called out to help.

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Matt Gard is the Senior Producer of the 13 Morning News. If you have a story idea, you can contact him on Twitter, @mgard_wzzm13 or by e-mail, MattGard@wzzm13.com.