Police: Family With Toddler, Guests Escape Burning Home

South Burlington Fire Fourth of July
Vermont State Police

Authorities say a family and their guests were able to safely escape a burning home in Vermont overnight.

State police say the entire front of a home on Cobblestone Circle in South Burlington was up in flames when firefighters arrived around 3:45 a.m. Monday.

The owners of the home woke up minutes before to the smell of smoke coming into their second story bedroom windows, and saw the glow of the fire on the front porch.

They were able to grab their 22-month-old child from her bedroom, and alerted their guests staying with them in the basement, according to officials.

Officials believe the fire started on the front porch area with a recessed light; however, due to extensive damage and the structural integrity of the home being compromised, officials weren't able to completely trace the electrical system to the source of the fire.

The home and the vehicles in the garage are considered a total loss, and the damage was estimated at $750,000.

The fire is not considered suspicious at this time.

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