Fire forces Lee’s Summit family and two dogs from home overnight

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.

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