A family of five is receiving help from the local Red Cross chapter after escaping an early-morning fire at their home in Loami.
The blaze was reported shortly after midnight. The family was home at the time, but was able to escape the flames unharmed.
Fire crews were on the scene for five hours trying to contain the blaze, which heavily damaged the home. Loami Fire Chief Jim Weakley says the cause of the fire has not been determined, and no damage estimate is yet available.