Lagrange Fire 

A Lagrange father and his two children had to flee their burning home this morning. Crews were called to the Route 16 home around 2 am. Resident Mike Drake says the family’s Saint Bernard alerted him to the fire. Mike saw flames coming up the stairs of the cellar and knew there wasn’t much time to spare. He woke his 13-year old daughter and 16-year old son and all four, including Hemi the dog, managed to escape unharmed. An attached garage is the only thing left standing. Fire fighters had to use an excavator to fully snuff the fire. Fire investigators say that makes it impossible to pinpoint an exact cause.