A blazing house fire forced an Escondido family out of their home and one man into a hospital early Friday morning.
The family got the rude awakening around 1:30 a.m. when flames began to burn through their house on Avocado Crest Lane.
It took a solid dozen firefighters to put out the fire, which appears to have started in the guest house before continuing into the main residence.
One man who lives in the guest house was taken to a hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.
Meanwhile, the family was told by the Red Cross that they would have to find another place to stay for now. They collected some of their belongings and left.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.