Three escape west side house fire

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A working smoke alarm helped three people safely escape an overnight house fire on the west side.

The alarm went off in the two story house in the 1200 block of S. Richland Avenue shortly after 3:30 a.m.  Fire crews arrived to find fire showing and worked for half-an-hour to put out the fire.

Meanwhile, the three people in the house got out after they tried to extinguish the fire themselves.

IFD spokesman Larry Tracy said the fire started in closet.