Family escapes house fire in South Des Moines Wednesday

Photo WHO TV

DES MOINES, Iowa - Fire damaged a home on Des Moines’ south side early Wednesday.

Firefighters were called to the 900 block of Park Avenue just before 6:00 a.m. reports WHO TV Channel 13.

Crews say there were flames coming from the back side of the house when they arrived, and the home has extensive damage to the basement. 

The family got out safely, but couldn't find their pets.

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