Four escape early morning fire in Virginia Beach

Posted at 6:25 AM, Dec 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-20 07:52:46-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - Firefighters put out a house fire in the Haygood section of Virginia Beach early Friday morning.

The call came in around 3:20, once units arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the home.  Two women and two children were inside at the time of the fire.

The women were alerted by the smoke detector, grabbed the kids and escaped without injury.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but firefighters say it appears to be accidental.  The American Red Cross and relatives are helping the family with lodging.