Adult, 5 children escape house fire thanks to smoke detector

EVANSTON, OH (FOX19) - An adult and five children escaped from a house fire in Evanston early Tuesday morning.

The fire broke out in the 1700 block of Dana Avenue just before 1:30 a.m.

Investigators say the fire was caused by an electric junction box. There was some smoke inside the home when firefighters arrived.

An adult and two children were standing on the porch when crews got to the scene. Three other children were found inside the home. No one was hurt.

The occupants told investigators that the smoke detectors woke them up.

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