FOUNTAIN — A Fountain family of six was able to escape a house fire safely after flames erupted early Tuesday morning, according to the Fountain Fire Department.
The department responded to the fire on Daffodil Street around 3:40 a.m. and first responders spent most of the morning working to extinguish any hot spots.
One of the fire victims told News5 they were able to leave the home from the back.
"I started to smell smoke, and when I did that I walked out in the hallway and my daughter's entire window was in flames, with fire. All of them were in different rooms and different areas of the house," Tanisha Tankersley said. "So, I just grabbed them and seeing the front of the house catch fire and my car started to explode.
News5's Photojournalist Patrick Godfrey was able to see two vehicles that were burned in the fire.
Two vehicles are destroyed and there is significant damage to the front of the home. Fire Fighters are searching for fire in the walls currently. pic.twitter.com/yUtuSWh3p8— PhotoJuice News5 (@PhotoJuiceNews5) September 22, 2020
The fire chief spoke with News5's Renae Skinner, telling us the family of six remained uninjured and will be assisted by the Red Cross to find accommodations.
Firefighters from Security, Stratmoor Hills, and Hanover fire departments assisted this morning.
The Fountain Fire Department said the fire is being considered accidental and that it started from the outside of the home.