Family Escapes House Fire in Lakeside

Flames and smoke spread quickly through the home's second story

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NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports from the home on Prospect Avenue, Friday August 15, 2014. (Published Friday, Aug. 15, 2014)

A Lakeside family escaped a devastating house fire overnight.

The second floor of the home was on fire when firefighters arrived around 12:45 a.m. to the house on Prospect Avenue near Lemon Crest Drive.

All five members of the family and their pets were able to get out of the home safely.

There was a mix of materials on the second floor that allowed the fire to spread quickly, fire officials said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.