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Father and son flee from flames inside home

By Roslyn Giles

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -  A father and son scrambled to get out of their burning home which went up in flames overnight. The house is located at 3004 14th Avenue.

Phenix City firefighters told News Leader 9, the son thought someone was breaking into the home when he heard a window break. He looked closer and saw flames shooting through his bedroom.

The son believed to be in his 30s frantically awakened his father. The two escaped the fire unharmed. Firefighters arrived on the scene around 3 a.m., but it took 20 minutes to put out the blaze.

The front portion of the house sustained severe damage. The structure's rear is still intact.

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.

The American Red Cross also responded to assist the victims with their basic needs.   

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