By WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Four family members escaped a house fire in Edina early Monday morning, with one person suffering a minor burn.

The Edina Fire Department says crews were called to a home on the 5200 block of Halifax Avenue South just after midnight after smoke alarms alerted the family to a fire in their basement.

Firefighters put out the blaze, and the home sustained fire, smoke and heat damage. A family member suffered a first- or second-degree burn while trying to put out the fire with an extinguisher.

“The importance of maintaining working smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and having a plan in case of fire cannot be overstated,” Fire Inspector Brian Hanrahan said.

The source of the fire is still being investigated.

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