MIDLOTHIAN — Four residents were able to escape their home without injury after a fire broke out early Monday morning. First responders were dispatched at 2:49 a.m. to the 900 block of Mill Pond Dr.

“When [the firefighters] arrived, they had heavy fire and smoke coming out of the back of the residence. The husband is the one that was woken up and saw it,” Midlothian Assistant Fire Chief Philip Brancato said. “He got everyone out of the house and called 9-1-1. There were no injuries to any family members or firefighters.”

Brancato said the two-story residence received extensive damage to the roof. Providing assistance on the call were members of the Cedar Hill, Mansfield and Ovilla Fire Departments. Firefighters secured the utilities on the structure and Oncor was contacted to come out and pull the electrical meter. The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time and remains under investigation by the Midlothian Fire Marshal Kevin Lucia. Firefighters cleared the scene and returned to the station at about 5:30 a.m.

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