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.
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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.