Pagedale, MO (KSDK) - An early Wednesday fire has heavily damaged a Pagedale family's home, and left a child slightly overcome by smoke.

The blaze was reported to Mid County Firefighters around 3:45 a.m.Wednesday at the home in the 1500 block of Engelhom at Market Street.

Firefighters quickly called for a first alarm when they arrived to a house fully involved in fire on both the main and second floors.

The family was apparently awaken by the fire and were able to escape. Fire officials completed a search of the home and were eventually forced to evacuate themselves due to the intense smoke and flames.

A child was being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but it was not immediately known if the victim would be transported to the hospital.

No word on what sparked the fire and the names of the victims have not been released.

Read or Share this story: