Pinewood home goes up in flames Monday morning

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A Toledo family is without a home after it went up in flames early Monday morning.

Toledo Fire and Rescue crews responded to a house fire just before 4:00 AM on the 1000 block of Pinewood between Hawley and Forest.

The battalion chief on scene tells 13abc two people were inside the home and safely made it out.

The fire then spread to a home next door. Firefighters had to cut a hole in the roof to locate the fire.

The battalion chief says the homeowner was not there at the time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

American Red Cross had been called to assisted the displaced family.