Battle Creek family escapes overnight fire

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A Battle Creek family is lucky to be alive after a fire ripped through their front porch and living room early Saturday morning.

It happened around 4:37 a.m. on Rittenhouse Avenue.

Firefighters say the father woke up and saw the fire and quickly helped get his family out of the house through a bedroom window. The family dog was also to escape, too.

Crews say the fire was quickly extinguished.

There was some heat damage to a neighboring home but no injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Firefighters say there were no working smoke detectors in the home at the time.

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