Girl, 10, warns family of early morning house fire

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COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – Authorities say a family was able to escape an early morning house fire Wednesday thanks to a 10-year-old girl.

Comstock Township fire officials told 24 Hour News 8 that the fire broke out around 2 a.m. at the house in the 50 block of School Street, near Kalamazoo.

The girl, Sarah Hernandez, was able to warn her family of the fire, allowing them all to escape without injuries, according to authorities.

“I started seeing smoke and I thought it was from downstairs,” Sarah told 24 Hour News 8 later Wednesday. “And then I shut my door. And then I opened it, ’cause it was starting to get hot, and then I just saw smoke blast into my room.”

There was minimal damage to the house, officials said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. At this time, authorities don’t believe it was suspicious.

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