A Redlands family is forced out of their home after an early morning fire causes thousands in damage to their house.
Just after 1:00 Sunday morning, the Grand Junction Fire Department was called out to Columbine Court after receiving reports of a chimney on fire.
Officials say the family inside the home woke up after hearing smoke detectors go off, got out of the house, then called 911.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they say flames and smoke were coming out of the fireplace and into the house. Officials say crews had to break through the walls around the chimney to put the fire out.
They believe the fire started after the structure around the chimney overheated. Damage to the home is estimated at $25,000.
The family has been temporarily relocated and is receiving help from the Red Cross.
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