Family of 7 escapes house fire

IONIA, Mich. (WOOD)–  A family of seven is without a home after a large fire.

The fire happened just before 1 a.m. Sunday on East Lincoln Avenue in Ionia. The fire chief on the scene told 24 Hour News 8 that when firefighters arrived, large flames were coming from the back of the house. The attached garage was on fire.

Everyone made it out of the home safety.

It took firefighters about 45 minutes to get the blaze under control.

A local organization is working with the family to help them with housing.

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