Marion Firefighters Battle Flames At Burning Home


UPDATED: Thursday October 31, 2013 3:49 PM

A Marion family was out of their home after an early morning house fire.

Firefighters said the fire started around 12:20 a.m. at a home in the 200 block of Patten Street.

The Marion Fire Chief said firefighters battled the flames for over two hours.

The Chief said the homeowners were not at home at the time of the fire.

Brandy Morgan says she wasn’t sure if her pregnant cousin was inside the home at first. She lives just a few doors down the road.

“I seen them. I was like oh my god,” she said.

When Morgan knew the family was safe, she started to snap pictures.

“All I could see is nothing but smoke. You could barely see anything,” she added.

Firefighter said they evacuated the neighboring homes as a precaution. Some nearby homes suffered minor damage.

One neighbor said she could feel the heat when she was sleeping and knew something was wrong.

“I heard something hitting my window, and it kept hitting my window and it kept getting louder and louder and it woke me up. And I thought ‘What was that?’  Then, I turned over and looked and my window was red,” said Carolyn Hill.

No one was injured.

The Red Cross was helping the family find a place to stay overnight.

Fire investigators have not yet determined what caused the blaze.

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