LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- A Lee's Summit family and their dogs escaped their burning home early Thursday without any injuries. Now, investigators are working to determine what sparked the blaze.
The fire began around 2 a.m. at a home near 4th and Pryor.
A police officer noticed smoke coming from the home and alerted firefighters. By the time firefighters arrived, flames were shooting out the backside of the home.
Crews upgraded the blaze to a two alarm fire. The fire was so large, firefighters had to fight in a defensive mode.
The family of three and their two dogs, all made it out safely. Smoke alarms could be heard going off on the scene.