Family escapes safely as fire starts in Benton City attic

A family was able to escape after a fire started in their attic in Benton City on Wednesday night.

The homeowner told Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputies that she and her children were in the house when the smoke alarms started going off.

The family was able to get out of the house and found flames coming out of the roof.

Smoke detectors that alerted the family to the fire had been donated from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said because the fire was detected early, it was contained to a small area.