Family Escapes House Fire in Lakeside - NBC 7 San Diego

Family Escapes House Fire in Lakeside

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

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.