FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- Firefighters fought to put out a house fire Monday morning on Strawberry Drive. And crews say a family of five escaped because they had a pre-existing escape plan.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- A Fayetteville family of five escaped their home after a fire burned through it Monday morning. The family told fire crews they were cooking breakfast when they saw smoke coming from the garage. Firefighters quickly put out the fire but not before the flames burned much of the home. The family's pet didn't make it out but everyone else is okay. Firefighters say it's because they had a "fire safety plan" in place.
"So it's important to know all the different ways to get out, says Fayetteville Battalion Fire Chief Mauro Campo. "Sometimes your common exit you normally go to is not the one you need to get out at so you have to have a secondary exit."
No word yet on what caused the fire. Meanwhile, the family is staying with relatives and getting help from a local church and The Red Cross.
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