GRANGER--Two adults and seven children are left without a home after an early morning fire in Granger.
Nine people live in the house at 320 D St. Firefighters found the house engulfed in flames at 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
They broke windows to fight the fire from outside, but it was not enough to save the house.
Fortunately everyone escaped thanks to a simple precaution.
"We're lucky that they had a smoke detector," Granger Fire Dep. Chief Terry Carter said. "It worked, and got them out so that no one was hurt."
The cause is under investigation. Carter said he believes the wall behind the wood stove slowly charred over time, finally bursting into flames last night.
The family met with the red cross this afternoon. We're not sure if they had insurance.
Damages are being estimated at $70,000.