A Springfield family escaped their burning home Saturday afternoon in east Springfield.

The house is located at 1521 South Fairwood.  That is east of Highway 65 and Sunshine.  The homeowner said the family was inside the house when they noticed the fire outside.  It then spread to the home.  The homeowner says a fire was going in the fireplace.  However, firefighters do not know if that is related.

Firefighters from Springfield, Battlefield, Rogersville, Pleasant View, and Strafford  all responded to the call.