Father, 5 children climb through bedroom window to escape house fire

BATTLE CREEK, MICH. - A father and his five children were able to safely escape a fire that broke out at their home in Battle Creek, authorities say.

Around 4:40 a.m. on Saturday, Tyray Robbinson woke up to find smoke and fire outside of his bedroom.

A news release from the Battle Creek Fire Department says that the fire was located in the living room and front porch of the home on Rittenhouse Avenue. Robbinson and his children were able to escape from his bedroom window -- their family dog wasn't able to get out and was found later by firefighters.

Fire crews were able to get the fire under control quickly, however, there was some heat damage to the neighbor's home and extensive damage to Robbinson's home.

Authorities say there were no working smoke detectors in the house.

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