ORANGE PARK, Fla. — The quick thinking of a neighbor helped a family escape a house fire Monday afternoon along Spanish Needles Court in Orange Park, officials said.
The Orange Park Fire Department responded to the home around 1:30 p.m. and were able to contain the fire within minutes.
Officials said an observant neighbors is to thank for helping the 7 people who were inside to safety.
The blaze is estimated to have caused more than $40,000 of damage to the Orange Park home.
The American Red Cross is assisting the family with living arrangements.
Firefighters said the combination of smoke and water damage is extensive to the home.
The cause of the fire will be determined by the State Fire Marshal's office.