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Hero emerges amid the rubble of an overnight house fire

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

A family of five is thankful to be alive this morning after their home went up in flames overnight in St. Martin.

The homeowner, Angie Casey, said it started shortly before midnight in her garage on Spanish Drive.

"My daughter's boyfriend was awake. He and my daughter live in a room above the garage and you have to go through the garage to get to their room," said Casey. "He heard something going on then saw the flames downstairs."

Casey said Shane Blake and Katie Casey had to jump out of the window from the roof to escape the inferno. But before jumping, Casey said Blake tried coming downstairs to alert everyone else inside the home.

"I heard all the commotion going on so that's when I grabbed my five month old grand-baby and just ran out," recalled Casey.

Casey's son was also inside the home and was able to escape unharmed.

As for Blake, Casey said he was airlifted to USA Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama with third degree burns.

"We think he got burned when he tried to come down the stairs and save us."

The cause of the fire has not been determined yet. 

Asha Staples is talking with the rescued family about their remarkable story and will have more later today on WLOX News and on WLOX.com.

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