Rockford firefighters were out in the snow battling an early morning house fire.
The blaze broke out inside a home at 120 North Vale Avenue just around 4 a.m. on Wednesday.
The family was able to escape safely. They were waiting outside in the cold when firefighters arrived.
Firefighters say the fire went into the ceiling and into the second floor.
Damage is estimated at $45,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.