D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - A family of eight is lucky to be alive after a fire torched their home on Ginger Drive early Monday morning.
D'Iberville Fire Department Deputy Chief Danny Miller said firefighters responded to the blaze in the Forrest Cove subdivision just after 4 a.m., and it only took them 16 minutes to extinguish the flames. By then, the damage had been done.
Miller said the fire was isolated to one bedroom, but there is smoke damage throughout the home and heat damage to about 25 percent of the structure. For now, the home is unlivable.
Miller said the eight people who were inside the home are lucky to be alive, because there were no working smoke detectors. One of the family members woke up to the flames and was able to alert everyone else.
One adult was taken to the hospital to be treated for burns to the head and hands, but everyone else got out safe, according to Miller.
The American Red Cross is working with the family to provide immediate assistance.
Miller said the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.