Family left in cold after Alton house fire

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ALTON, IL (KTVI) - Firefighters got a call for a house fire here on Seminary drive at around 3am Friday.

Five people and one dog were inside when the fire started and all of them made it out safely. They were sleeping when they smelled the smoke and got everyone out of the home.

The chief says the fire started in the back of the home but they do not know what started it yet. Crews were able to get the fire out quickly but they are still working to get out any hot spots.

It looks like most of the home is damaged but it is too soon to say if it is a complete loss at this time.