An Edwardsville family of four was able to escape from a fire in its home early Friday after being awoken by a smoke detector.
According to fire department reports, a family that lives in a ranch-style house on Partridge Place heard smoke detectors go off at about 4:30 a.m.
Smoke was coming from the basement, so the door to the stairway was closed and the fire department was called.
All members were able to get outside without injury.
The fire was quickly brought under control and the extent of the damage was unknown early Friday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.