GREENVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) - A family of five was able to escape a fire after flames tore through their Greenville home.
The fire broke out in the 3300 block of State Route 121 around 2 a.m. Sunday.
Fire crews said it appeared the fire started in the west side of the home and extended to the second floor.
Fire crews said in order to fight the blaze, they had to open the roof to ventilate the structure and remove the heat and gases.
According to officials, there was a dry hydrant located by the house so additional fire crews were called to bring in water.
Ten fire departments and approximately 50 firefighters responded to the scene to battle the flames.
One man and four children made it out of the home uninjured.
Medics were on hand to provide additional relief and support because of the extreme heat. One firefighter was taken to the hospital to be treated for a heat-related illness.
The Red Cross is helping the family with food and shelter.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No word on the amount of damage.