Woman and child jump from 2nd floor to escape house fire in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Three people escaped their burning home in Charleston Monday morning, after two of them had to jump from the 2nd floor.

The fire started just after 4:00 A.M. Monday in the 1100 block of Red Oak St. in Charleston.

Investigators say a smoke alarm went off and a man went downstairs to see what was going on.

When he went downstairs, the fire blocked the stairwell.

A woman and child upstairs were forced to jump for the second floor roof.

The man went out the front door.

None of the three were injured.

Crews believe a live Christmas tree that wasn't properly watered started the fire.



 
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