Family of 5 escapes large house fire

HERRIN, IL (KFVS) - Herrin firefighters rushed to the scene of a large house fire on the north side of town early Friday morning.

According to the Herrin Fire Department, the fire destroyed the home at 417 Chittyville Rd.

A family of five was inside when the fire started and were all able to escape unharmed.  A fire department worker says the father and mother and their three children were home.  The children are ages 1, 3 and 7.  At this time we do not have any further information on the record about the family.

As of 8:30 a.m. Friday, the fire department is not releasing a cause of this fire and are still investigating.

The family is not asking for outside help at this time.

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