Man Climbs Onto Roof To Escape House Fire

UPDATED: Friday July 19, 2013 6:31 AM

A man broke out of a window to escape a house fire in Fayette County.

The fire happened early Friday morning at a home on N. North Street in Washington Court House.

The victim said he woke up and smelled smoke.

He said his bedroom door felt hot, so he went out the window and climbed on the roof.

Fire officials said the flames were coming out the back of the home and along the side when they arrived.

The victim said the house had smoke detectors, but it was unclear if they were working.

The house has been ruled a total loss.

The fire was not believed to be suspicious.

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