Couple escapes house fire

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Indianapolis -- A Westside couple escaped their burning home Tuesday night after being alerted by a neighbor.

Wayne Township Firefighters arrived in the 1400 block of Butternut Lane to find heavy fire coming from the roof.

Firefighters say two residents were home but did not notice the house was on fire.

The house sustained an estimated $40,000 in damage. Investigators have not determined a fire cause.

The couple is working with Wayne Township Victims Assistance and will be staying with family.