Fire officials in Wayne County say the fire on Lakeside Drive destroyed a home, but everyone was able escape without injury.
The house was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters from Wayne, Prichard and East Lynne Fire Departments arrived.
Firefighters say the fire happened in the kitchen area, but the family was able to get out safely. Earlier reports indicated no one was home at the time of the fire.
Two nearby houses had to be evacuated until crews could get the fire under control.
Firefighters were on scene until midnight.
The fire remains under investigation.
Several fire departments were called to battle a fire in Wayne County on Tuesday evening.
It was reported at about 8:30 p.m. according to dispatchers, at a home on Lakeside Drive near Wayne.
No one was home at the time of the fire, according to dispatchers. No injuries were reported.
At one point flames could be seen come through the roof of the house. A neighboring home was evacuated as a precaution.
Investigators are working to determine a cause of the blaze. Keep checking wowktv.com for updates on this developing story.