A Story City family’s home caught fire early Friday morning, March 7, and managed to make it out safely thanks to the Story City Fire Department and two other departments. Story City fire fighters arrvied at the 64 X Avenue property west of Story City around 5 a.m..

The family had called 911 were able to escape unharmed. The homeowner also managed to shut off the gas line and electricity before the fire departments arrived. Some of the department personnel had difficulty reaching the house, however. The cause of the fire is under investigation.